Now, Forager

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  • Summary: Lucien and Regina are foragers - They gather wild mushrooms in the woodlands of New Jersey and sell them to restaurants in New York. Their lifestyle is simple, their income unstable. To improve their financial security and to follow a more fulfilling personal career path, Regina decides toLucien and Regina are foragers - They gather wild mushrooms in the woodlands of New Jersey and sell them to restaurants in New York. Their lifestyle is simple, their income unstable. To improve their financial security and to follow a more fulfilling personal career path, Regina decides to take a job cooking at a high-end restaurant. Lucien disapproves and instead, he proposes to give up their apartment and live as full-time itinerant foragers. As individual desires take them down divergent paths over the course of a year, their marriage slowly comes apart. (Argot Pictures) Collapse

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  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Oct 10, 2012
    88
    Now, Forager is a uncompromising film about two people who don't deserve each other - but maybe nobody deserves either one of them.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Oct 12, 2012
    70
    Despite an awkwardly jokey title, Now, Forager has charm, intelligence and a cool passion for its principled characters - an appealing off-menu slice for hungry indie admirers.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Oct 1, 2012
    50
    Boasts an evocative sense of environment and the feel of working with one's hands, but otherwise rummages around in search of substance and subtlety.
  4. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Oct 4, 2012
    50
    This uneven, slow-brewed film begins by observing a brittle relationship about to crumble, but it is better at portraying how the exacting standards of food professionals can lead to personal grief.
  5. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Oct 2, 2012
    40
    The novelty of their industry aside, there's little to differentiate this from any other relationship-centered Amerindie.
  6. Reviewed by: Jonathan Kiefer
    Oct 2, 2012
    40
    A slow-food procedural, commendably devoted yet still underdone.

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