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  • Summary: JR has broken up with her professor. She enlists her nervous and obnoxious younger brother Colin to take a short road trip in order to help move out her belongings. They bicker and fight, with one another and pretty much anybody they encounter, before being brought to a place of togethernessJR has broken up with her professor. She enlists her nervous and obnoxious younger brother Colin to take a short road trip in order to help move out her belongings. They bicker and fight, with one another and pretty much anybody they encounter, before being brought to a place of togetherness and understanding as a result of being pushed away by everybody in their lives except one another. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Joseph Jon Lanthier
    May 14, 2012
    100
    Much like the work of generational cohort Michael Robinson, Alex Ross Perry's films are steeped in a viscous cultural past.
  2. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    May 17, 2012
    75
    You can feel the movie building away from the whiny comedy and toward something more emotionally raw then something sexually weird.
  3. 60
    A film about how outwardly alienating our circles are (much to the detriment of our careers) and how caustic our supposedly nurturing intimacies can be at the same time.
  4. Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    May 31, 2012
    50
    There's handmade and then there's amateurish. This, alas, is the latter.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Jun 7, 2012
    50
    You might not "like" Perry's movie, but it's hard to deny the forensically assured sensibility at work.
  6. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    May 31, 2012
    50
    As an indulgence in creative verbal abuse, the film offers some nasty fun.
  7. Reviewed by: Steve Erickson
    May 8, 2012
    40
    The Color Wheel is funny, but it has a dark streak that takes it into increasingly creepy territory as the siblings face down a procession of people who are even more screwed-up than they are.

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