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      R 2009 1h 50m Drama Romance List
      Reviews 39% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings A wrestler (Ashton Kutcher) finds romance with an older woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) while looking to punish the man who murdered his sister. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Don Willmott Filmcritic.com Despite its R rating, Personal Effects will not go down in history as the movie in which Ashton Kutcher boinks Michelle Pfeiffer Rated: 3/5 Jun 25, 2009 Full Review Brian Orndorf DVDTalk.com Ultimately, the material is much too delicate and screams out for a precise concentration that's beyond the professionals gathered here. And let's be honest, the material also could've benefitted from 100% less chicken costumes. Rated: D Mar 24, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jeff M It's not very often you can claim one performance almost single-handedly sinks the whole movie, but this is one of those rare occasions. There's no way around it - Ashton Kutcher is really, really bad in this movie. I mean REALLY bad. So bad that I questioned on more than one occasion if his character was meant to be mentally challenged. He has zero charisma and spends most of his time staring into space with a menacing glint in his eye. It doesn't help that he is asked to spend a good chunk of the movie dressed in a chicken costume. Don't ask. Thankfully, he has Pfeiffer as his leading lady, and she is able to breathe whatever humanity she can into the proceedings. But even she should have seen some of the roadblocks ahead. Kutcher repeatedly communicates with a deaf character not only without sign language but facing away from his so there's no way to read lips. The ending is so implausible that it's almost headache-inducing. Pfeiffer works so rarely, it's criminal that her time is wasted on disappointments like this and NEW YEAR'S EVE, which was released two years later and also co-starred Kutcher. I think a restraining order is not out of the question. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/17/24 Full Review Cyril Joyce A when he suffuse her of his kisses in her neck, made it her mesmerized when he's helping your son made you find him appealing, protecting those who bullying him, and when you cannot ressist his audacious presense and you run and ride on his and kiss him. btw Michelle is still hot in here and until now she still hot as hell ehehhehe Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Kutcher and Pfeiffer are excellent. And as a character tale more than anything else, such is delivered. Low intensity and relatable... The thing I didn't like is making the deaf son either also a psychopath who shoots everyone, or a low-functioning mind. This dude was told multiple times to stop shooting people and throwing shit into windows....then later he shoots again. Fuck that motherfucker. Deaf people can also be assholes who should be in prison long before when, say, this dangerous asshole ass was after a final tantrum. (and I don't mean "tantrum" via deaf people being akin to stupid people, though that is a trope. I mean that character was a whining bitch who rejects helpers and just wants to pop a cap in some ass." But...I mean my real rating would be 3 and 1/2 of a star. But idiots kneejerking such maybe not even seeing it or appreciating the dynamics of that relationship, born of pain really.... So I'd like to give it five stars to counter such assholes. But no, 3 1/2. I value objective results even if for any reason they don't agree with my take. Good movie!!! Except for that deaf asshole kid. Pfieffer should've instead had a corgi or siamese who Kutcher would teach the fine wrasslin arts to. And sure that might just be a writer's "that's the way things might go", but seems a bit gratuitous to me. Not as gratuitous of the final episode of Burn Notice. Nothing could ever be that indefensible. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Great story, but dragged in just too many places. The story was interesting, original, and heartbreaking. The acting was good. The visuals stay with the audience. The emotion held the audience. Just wished they cut a bit here and there, as my focus was waning a couple times. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Great movie, the story is very intense. Kathy Bates, Michelle Pfeifer were very good as you would expect. As for Ashton Kutcher, I was pleasantly surprised with his performance. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member ow my god what a crap movie one of the worst i have seen in a while !!!!! two of the best actors given an awful movie. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A wrestler (Ashton Kutcher) finds romance with an older woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) while looking to punish the man who murdered his sister.
      Director
      David Hollander
      Producer
      Christian Arnold-Beutel
      Screenwriter
      David Hollander
      Production Co
      Insight Film Studios, Three Rivers Productions
      Rating
      R (Some Violence|Language|Disturbing Images)
      Genre
      Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 50m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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