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  • Summary: Johanna Parry (Kristen Wiig), a quiet caregiver, starts a new job working for an elderly Mr. McCauley (Nick Nolte) and his teenage granddaughter Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld). A cruel trick by Sabitha lands Johanna in an awkward one-way relationship with Ken (Guy Pearce), Sabitha's estranged father but her newfound ambition and desire gives her courage to transform her awkward doom into real contentment. Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Apr 11, 2014
    100
    Watching Kristen Wiig's lived-in and alive performance as this blunt, practical, and yet totally innocent woman is to be in the presence of something very very special.
  2. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    Apr 11, 2014
    80
    The revelation of Hateship Loveship is the casting of Kristen Wiig, who effortlessly makes the shift from comedian to straight dramatic actress in a role full of potential ego traps that she never falls into.
  3. Reviewed by: Connie Ogle
    Apr 24, 2014
    75
    We may not understand her, this strange, solitary woman, but we know in our bones her desire for a place in the world.
  4. Reviewed by: Boyd van Hoeij
    Mar 14, 2014
    60
    The film’s beauty lies in its carefully observed details and the larger story’s got nowhere particularly surprising to go.
  5. Reviewed by: Kate Erbland
    Apr 15, 2014
    50
    Hateship, Loveship suffers due to its dedication to an oddly unsettling type of earnestness.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Apr 9, 2014
    50
    This particular character is so thinly written, and so aggressively nondescript, that it’s just a terrible fit for her(Wiig), resulting in a preposterous wish-fulfillment fantasy with an enormous void at its center.
  7. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Apr 6, 2014
    38
    It ultimately offers little more than another opportunity for famous actors to indulge their fetishistic, inadvertently condescending impressions of "everyday" people.

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