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  • Summary: Small-town radio personality Reed Fish's (Baruchel) life is thrown into an uproar when his high school sweetheart returns home in this quirky comedy. A big fish in the little pond of Mud Meadows, Reed has it all: He hosts a radio show with the mayor (Sagal), and he's about to marry the town beauty (Bledel). But when aspiring singer and ex-flame Jill (Fisk) reappears, he makes some choices that throw his life into chaos. (Red Envelope Films / Screen Media Films) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    70
    Pitch-perfect dialogue, quietly dynamic helming and small-scale action on a widescreen canvas make for a very appealing film.
  2. Reviewed by: Megan Cherkezian
    63
    In an age when special effects and flashy cinematography often trump narrative, there's a particular charm to the plain-Jane story of self-discovery.
  3. Given the lousy singing of Kirsten Dunst in "Spider-Man" and Drew Barrymore in "Lucky You," it's nice to report that Fisk - Sissy Spacek's daughter - shows real talent performing two songs here.
  4. Sweetness and whimsy fill the screen to capacity in I'm Reed Fish, a rural coming-of-age tale that's so laid-back that its cast is almost horizontal.
  5. Reviewed by: Charles Petersen
    30
    Short of pulling a Zach Braff, there's one sure way to get known as a screenwriter: Put your actual name in the title of the script.
  6. Reviewed by: Toddy Burton
    20
    The ultimate indie self-indulgence, I'm Reed Fish is so weighed down in its own angst as to practically deserve its own genre.
  7. 12
    Watching I'm Reed Fish is like being forced to read the diary of a dull-witted teen who is breathlessly beginning a lifelong fascination with himself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. MartinA.
    Sep 13, 2009
    10
    Obviously this movie takes intellect and emtional maturity to properly enjoy. A pleasure, I would watch it again and again. Clever without gimmicks, dialogue with bite, a story line that makes a statement. Thank you Reed Fish. Expand
  2. JackB.
    Jan 11, 2008
    0
    Worst movie that I have ever seen. I feel that someone owes me an apology. And I want my time back from wasting it during the movie.