Tumbledown

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Tumbledown

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Tumbledown.  Rating:  3 (out of 5).  A young woman finds it difficult to come to terms with the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer, when a brash New York writer forces her to confront her loss and vague circumstances of his death. The film will premiere on VOD on Friday, February 12. The Huffington Post says, “It’s a story of simple grace, power, humor, and beauty. The dialogue sparks and shines; the laughs come when you need them; the surprises are small and comforting; and the aim is true.”

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Blythe Danner
Director: Sean Mewshaw
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Music

 

REVIEWS

New York Daily News gives the film 2 out of 5 stars, and further notes, “So what’s the problem? A hundred small annoyances, including storylines that peter out into inexplicable dead ends, others — the meathead’s jealousy — that drone on too long, a dozen too many reaction shots from Hannah’s dogs, important characters whose motivations are unclear, and a lack of romantic chemistry between Hannah (Rebecca Hall) and Andrew (Jason Sudeikis).”

The Hollywood Reporter calls it “A warm, gently funny film about moving on.”

New York Post gives the movie 3 out of 4 stars, and further notes, “Sudeikis, often cast as genial everyman, is quite good in a more prickly role, and Hall brings her characteristic nuance to a smart but lost character, processing the death of a partner who’s mourned, but misunderstood, by legions of fans.”

Village Voice thinks, “Neither comedy nor melodrama (though bearing traces of both), Tumbledown ends up a modest study of two fairly unremarkable, prickly characters.”

The New York Times finds, “We’re meant to warm to Hannah and Andrew as they wear each other down with good-natured ribbing. But Ms. Hall and Mr. Sudeikis hardly warm up themselves, showing little chemistry and looking unsure how to play the film’s tone, or the would-be zingers.”

The Huffington Post says, “It’s a story of simple grace, power, humor, and beauty. The dialogue sparks and shines; the laughs come when you need them; the surprises are small and comforting; and the aim is true.”

A.V. Club gives the film a B- rating, and further notes, “As a rom-com, Tumbledown is more mildly amusing than funny, but the dramatic moments frequently sing, even if they’re subsequently undercut by crowd-pleasing elements.”

IndieWire (The Playlist) writes, ““Tumbledown” strikes a delicate, moving tone that hits more high notes than lows.”

Reel News Daily thinks, “It is a must see and definitely a must hear.”

RogerEbert.com gives the movie 3 stars, and further writes, “There are some slapstick sequences in “Tumbledown,” and familiar elements from wacky rom-coms, but the film, at its best (and it gets better and better as it goes along) is about two people struggling to control not only Hunter’s narrative, but their own. You’re never sure which way it’s going to go. And how great is that?”

Way Too Indie finds, “Overall, Tumbledown is a pleasant and sweet tempered film, and Hall and Sudeikis are lovely though simple in it, but it certainly isn’t aiming to be one of the great roms or coms of the century.”

Arts.Mic observes, “Make no mistake: Tumbledown is incredibly funny. Sudeikis is so naturally goofy, sexy without trying to be and quick with a quip.”

Irish Film Critic gives the film 3.5 out of 5 stars, and further writes, “Akin to a pleasant perfume that leaves a pleasant-but-brief scent, “Tumbledown” doesn’t soar, but due to Sudeikis’ and Hall’s charismatic lead turns, its moments of genuine humor, and a generally amicable vibe, it never tumbles down into the murky depths of pretentious indie dramas.”

 

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