Annapurna Distribution | Release Date: August 16, 2019
6.8
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Generally favorable reviews based on 17 Ratings
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mattieellenAug 16, 2019
Funny, heartwarming, entertaining. Love Kristen Wiig as the mean mom at the PTA. Cate Blanchett is fantastic and funny.
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TVJerryAug 16, 2019
Once again, Cate Blanchett goes neurotic as a promising architect whose career is sidelined by raising her daughter (newcomer Emma Nelson, who gives a compelling performance). Director Richard Linklater creates interesting conflicts, whileOnce again, Cate Blanchett goes neurotic as a promising architect whose career is sidelined by raising her daughter (newcomer Emma Nelson, who gives a compelling performance). Director Richard Linklater creates interesting conflicts, while examining family relationships and creative drive. Even though Blanchett is great to watch, her character borders more on obnoxious than sympathetic. Some of the plot elements feel a bit forced and a few moments seem too pat, but the overall effect is a sweet study of artistic drive and familial love. NOTE: The final designs are based on a real project. Expand
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GinaKAug 20, 2019
I am a huge fan of Richard Linklater because he is so brilliant as a director that he never gets in the way of the ideas, wonderful performances, or the sadness and frustration in many of his films. I love his “Before” trilogy, probably theI am a huge fan of Richard Linklater because he is so brilliant as a director that he never gets in the way of the ideas, wonderful performances, or the sadness and frustration in many of his films. I love his “Before” trilogy, probably the three finest contemporary films I have ever seen. Here, instead of Ethan Hawke, he has Cate Blanchett, who I always thought was an interesting and intelligent actress, but in this film, she does an incredible job with a character who is so frustrated that you can never really like her – just feel happy for her in the end. It’s a rich and nuanced performance, one of the best I have seen this year – perhaps ever. Actually, there are no weak performances in this film – but that’s Linklater. Expand
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Sam2Aug 26, 2019
Maravillosa,divertida la actuacion en especial de cate blanchett como siempre es fascinante
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GreatMartinAug 16, 2019
There are some actresses that even when quiet still are acting up a storm and you can almost hear what they are thinking and Cate Blanchett is certainly one of those. In "Where's You Go, Bernadette" while talking, listening, acting, reacting,There are some actresses that even when quiet still are acting up a storm and you can almost hear what they are thinking and Cate Blanchett is certainly one of those. In "Where's You Go, Bernadette" while talking, listening, acting, reacting, smiling, serious, crying, etc., makes no difference her whole body mesmerizes you making it impossible for you to not get involved with her and her character!

The first half of the film takes its time setting up why Bernadette disappeared leaving her brilliant computer smart husband (Billy Crudup) and a daughter (Emma Nelson) who loves her and sees her as her best friend. Twenty years previously the very successful and admired architect , Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett) and her husband left Los Angeles moving to Seatle where Elgin can advance his career with Microsoft while Bernadette, after a few tries, gives birth to Bee and devotes her life to both while working, slowly, on an old former reform school. Aside from fixing the house and taking care of her family Bernadette seems to have no friends or life and when Bee calls them on a promised trip to Antarctica for her school accomplishments Bernadette disappears.

The screenwriters, Holly Gent and Vincett Palmo, Jr., the director Richard Linklater and the actress Blanchett, hints at why she disappears but all 3, and the supporting cast, in telling you where she disappears to and the reasons makes the second half of the film fast moving and involving.

There is an extraneous story line that seems far fetched regarding a scam and the ending is too much 'Hollywood' but Blanchett is a marvel, it is good seeing a mature Billy Crudup with that little boy's grin and newcomer Emma Nelson as their daughter is a find.

"Where'd You Go, Bernadette" is not a must see film but is certainly a film worth seeing.
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Brent_MarchantAug 18, 2019
While somewhat ambling in its approach, this offbeat comedy-drama nevertheless delves into a number of thoughtful notions, especially in the areas of creativity and fulfillment and what can happen when they aren't satisfied. Cate BlanchettWhile somewhat ambling in its approach, this offbeat comedy-drama nevertheless delves into a number of thoughtful notions, especially in the areas of creativity and fulfillment and what can happen when they aren't satisfied. Cate Blanchett and newcomer Emma Nelson deliver fine performances as an outspoken and unusual mother-daughter duo in a quirky tale that's sporadically overwritten and sometimes verges on losing control of the room. Far from perfect (or even adequately developed for that matter) but certainly not the unmitigated train wreck some have made it out to be. Expand
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moviecritic68Aug 22, 2019
WARNING GUYS : Not to sound sexist but this is a " Chick Flick ". No doubt most of the high reviews are by females. Don't make the same mistake I made and have your significant other drag you in for this one. Dreadfully boring in my opinion.
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W5anthAug 21, 2019
Everything Cate does is exceptional. The overall picture and storytelling falls a little short but it is a nice film.
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MasterDXSep 11, 2019
So many is wrong with this Movie. The Story is without any conflict, nothing is happening not even during the climax. Everything is fixing it self and has no repercussions. It’s like they were afraid to bring any obstacles in the way of theSo many is wrong with this Movie. The Story is without any conflict, nothing is happening not even during the climax. Everything is fixing it self and has no repercussions. It’s like they were afraid to bring any obstacles in the way of the main characters. All the green screen scene where especial atrocious. Is it so hard to make the Actor look a little cold in I don’t know Antarctica?
I can’t believe this is a movie made in 2019 its bad, really bad. If you don’t have any connection to one of the actors don’t watch this. Not even Kristen Wiig could safe this and she is amazing.
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