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  • Summary: Spanning the 1970's and 1980's, this is the story of two best friends (Williams, Friel) living in the suburbs of London.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    90
    Rich, finely judged, gorgeously acted movie.
  2. 80
    This film's intelligence and forthrightness about the things women sometimes do to one another -- and its resoluteness about where the line should be drawn in terms of selflessness between friends -- set it head and shoulders above most contemporary movies that deal with friendships between women.
  3. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    75
    A powerful new film from British writer-director Sandra Goldbacher.
  4. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    70
    The two appealingly played central characters and the film's enjoyable evocation of the 1970s and '80s keep it buoyant and diverting.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    More predictable than it ought to be - you can set your watch by the appearance of the mournful Nick Drake song on the soundtrack.
  6. 60
    Essentially humorless, Me Without You manages some pleasing textures all the same.
  7. 38
    Though it boasts excellent performances by Anna Friel and Michelle Williams as bosom buddies whose lives meander over three decades, it plods on with a wearying predictability and some truly terrible dialogue.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. EddieC.
    Dec 5, 2007
    10
    I love this movie... the story and the acting are great. and somehow the lack of perfection makes it perfect.
  2. JayH.
    Apr 6, 2008
    5
    5.5/10. I was not impressed with Michelle Williams performance, but Anna Friel was very good. The movie lacks substance and the direction to 5.5/10. I was not impressed with Michelle Williams performance, but Anna Friel was very good. The movie lacks substance and the direction to draw the viewer into the characters. It just scratches the surface of the story. Tends to be slow moving at times. Expand
  3. AndrewB.
    May 1, 2006
    2
    A dismal film. The plot was full of implausible twists, involving crassly-drawn characters and dialogue that made me cringe. Actresses of the A dismal film. The plot was full of implausible twists, involving crassly-drawn characters and dialogue that made me cringe. Actresses of the calibre of Anna Friel and Michelle Williams deserve much more than ths contrived mess. Expand

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