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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
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  1. DougH.
    Feb 10, 2004
    10
    A wonderful movie that is true to its characters.
  2. ChadS.
    Jul 19, 2003
    9
    "Charlotte Sometimes" shares the same story problem as "You Can Count on Me", in which a person's reappearance(Charlotte and the Mark Ruffalo character, respectively) seems anti-climatic. It's too bad the film doesn't know where to go after Charlotte leaves the backyard cookout because it was posited to be a small-scale masterpiece. Michael Idemoto and Jacqueline Kim share "Charlotte Sometimes" shares the same story problem as "You Can Count on Me", in which a person's reappearance(Charlotte and the Mark Ruffalo character, respectively) seems anti-climatic. It's too bad the film doesn't know where to go after Charlotte leaves the backyard cookout because it was posited to be a small-scale masterpiece. Michael Idemoto and Jacqueline Kim share an incredible scene in which they drink wine and listen to noisy lovers. It feels like we're spying on them. The intimacy of the night is breathtaking. You want to be there. You can feel that romance and sex is in the air. "Charlotte Sometimes" feels so artless, and of course, that's the film's genius. You believe these characters could exist. Jacqueline Kim, in particular, dazzles. Expand
  3. CurtisB.
    Jun 26, 2003
    10
    Smart, deeply involving and erotic beyond words. A perfect film with none of the cloying self-awareness one often finds in noir-inspired independents. I care about these characters deeply and want things to turn out okay for them. This film captures authentic human behavior in a narrative framework in a way reminiscent of DeSica, Ray, Ozu and pretty much nobody else who makes movies currently.
  4. Simon
    Jun 24, 2005
    10
    Very thoughtful movie. if you're into one of those chungking express movies where you have to sit a moment and absorb the point -- it's great.
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 80
    The cast is top-notch and I predict there will be plenty of female audience members drooling over Michael Idemoto as Michael.
  2. 67
    An erotic mystery of sorts, the film works because it's laconic rather than talky and its actors are all up for the material.
  3. 88
    Drew me in from the opening shots. Byler reveals his characters in a way that intrigues and even fascinates us, and he never reduces the situation to simple melodrama, which would release the tension. This is like a psychological thriller, in which the climax has to do with feelings, not actions.