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We Don't Live Here Anymore Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The film is at times harrowing to watch, yet it's also wry and delicate and absorbing. It's infused with the messy excitement of imperfect passion.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Usually American marital problems are left to the soap operas; it's nice to see them tackled by experts, piercing personas and peeling open hearts.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    Set ablaze by a startling performance by Laura Dern, it's a stark, often disturbing look at the ramifications of betrayal.

  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Director John Curran has masterfully managed to convey flesh and blood within the permutations of the sometimes clinical story. Enhancing the people-next-door nature of this saga were the film's smart technical contributions.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    A revelation. One rarely sees American-made movies that are so unafraid to explore emotional cruelty and portray the consequences without positing easy answers or attaching happy endings.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Movie about adultery for adults only.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie isn't appropriate for any kids under 17. This movie has extremely mature material, with very explicit sexual references and situations, including adultery, nudity, very strong language, drinking (to excess), and smoking. There are tense emotional confrontations that may be upsetting to some viewers.

  • Families can talk about why the characters find it so difficult to feel love and feel loved.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Characters lie and cheat.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Tense emotional confrontations and betrayal.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Extremely explicit sexual references and situations, including adultery, nudity.

  • language false5

    Language: Extremely strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false5

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: A lot of drinking and smoking, characters get intoxicated.