This tepid indie comedy lacks a consistent tone; directors Tom Dolby and Tom Williams can't decide whether to satirize or sympathize with their wealthy, self-regarding characters.
A flat drama filmed at a house that's more interesting than most of the characters.
The characters flutter about, argue and flirt, but they are simply too bland and vacuous to make much of an impression.
Clarkson embodies the longings, doubts and confusions of such a woman, without judgment or excess sympathy. She is just there, a fact, and completely believable.
All the possibilities of a richly drawn family squabble fade faster than the final days of summer.
This first feature from co-directors Tom Dolby and Tom Williams is too muted in its catharsis and too overcrowded with superfluous characters to be fully satisfying, but the delicate central performance keeps it watchable.
Seemingly made for film festivals that you have never heard of and cable stations you don't recall ordering ...
This is one Lands' End catalog of a movie, with woodsy, impeccably appointed interiors; crowded tables of culinary plenty; and a sunny society fund-raiser at the spread of a neighbor.
There's not a three-dimensional character or nuanced observation to be seen here.