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3.6
575 Ratings

Mutual Appreciation

Directed by Andrew Bujalski
United States, 2005
Comedy, Drama
  • English
  • English, French

Synopsis

A young musician (Justin Rice) from Boston arrives in New York following the breakup of his band. As he tries to figure out the next step in his career path, he spends time with his friends (Rachel Clift, Andrew Bujalski) and enjoys the romantic overtures of a radio disc jockey (Seung-Min Lee).

Mutual Appreciation Directed by Andrew Bujalski
The unvarnished actors, including Bujalski as the pal who’s unsure of whether he’s being betrayed or not, could not be better.
May 31, 2011
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If Mr. Bujalski has learned anything from Cassavetes, it’s that films should be about life, not death, fashion or virtuosity, and that there are few more meaningful subjects for art and for personal expression than other people.
September 01, 2006
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Bujalski’s aesthetic of faux-improvised dialog, utilizing all the awkward pauses, faltering lack of eloquence, and stream of consciousness that gives the impression everyone is speaking their mind, in the moment, when coupled with the sheer banality of the Brooklyn locations exudes an observational simplicity that belays the sharp, structured script at the film’s heart.
April 14, 2006
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