Some Girl(s)

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  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2013

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13

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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Jun 10, 2013
    Each member of the ensemble offers a vividly detailed performance resounding with emotional truth, delivering lengthy swaths of LaBute’s sometimes savagely furious, sometimes shocking funny dialogue with pitch-perfect degrees of intensity.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Jun 26, 2013
    The title’s parenthetical plural sums up the problem with Some Girl(s): Five slow-cook dialogues that reveal the nice-guy protagonist as a super-tool is four too many.
  3. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Jun 10, 2013
    It’s minor LaBute, but nonetheless short and bittersweet.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jun 27, 2013
    There are a lot of truthful notes in Some Girl(s), but there are also false ones that let you know that you are being played with. You’d best beware.
  5. Reviewed by: Amy Nicholson
    Jun 26, 2013
    Like us, the deft and merciless director Daisy von Scherler Mayer ("Party Girl") sides with the girls, and to stack the deck she's hired five tremendous actresses.
  6. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Jun 25, 2013
    A final twist stamps this as a companion or corrective to The Shape of Things, this time with the man as the monster. This isn't as bracing as that film, but it's far from the horror show LaBute's detractors often accuse him of writing.
  7. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jun 10, 2013
    Director Daisy von Scherler Mayer and a strong cast do right by Neil LaBute's script (based on his play), but the soullessness of the story is a turnoff overpowering the intriguing moments scattered within these one-on-one encounters.
  8. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Jun 28, 2013
    Are Some Girl(s) like this? Yes. But I left this movie with no additional insight on why.
  9. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Jun 26, 2013
    The things that once made Neil LaBute's movies seem like tossed grenades — the loutish protagonists, the sadism toward women — now come off as more dated than scandalous.
  10. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jun 27, 2013
    Bell’s skepticism feels real, and Brody, still best known as “The OC’s” insecure Seth Cohen, is perfect as the sort of arrogantly self-deluded player we’ve all met.
  11. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Jun 25, 2013
    You can probably skip this one and still sleep soundly at night.
  12. Reviewed by: Rodrigo Perez
    Jun 29, 2013
    Acerbic and purposefully vile, LaBute’s story is clearly self-aware of its various cruel manipulations of character and audience, but the formula itself -- taken from his early modus operandi -- is simply becoming more and more rote.
  13. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Jun 26, 2013
    Like most of Neil LaBute's work in the field of "emotional terrorism," the film protests that bad behavior isn't only good, but also essential to art.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 26, 2013
    Some Girl(s) is neither a solid adaptation of the play, nor a truly unique movie that stands on its own feels like it has been stuck in noSome Girl(s) is neither a solid adaptation of the play, nor a truly unique movie that stands on its own feels like it has been stuck in no man's land, and that s not necessarily bad. I personally thought the play wasnt all that great to begin with, yet the core idea and the relationship dynamics had been intriguing, the movie does best to explore those with a few yet major tweaks.
    Lead character's almost complete apathy is (discerning yet) fun to watch and Adam Brody does a fine job yet I am not sure this role is the vehicle he is looking for to get out of his stereotype. It still feels as if he just rolled out of his bed in the OC. Emily Watson truly stands out, even though the latter's story line is rather ridiculous. Zoe Kazan is the true star of the movie, does a great job portraying a broken character, brings out the best in Adam as well.
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