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      Adopting Audrey

      Released Aug 26, 2022 1 hr. 32 min. Drama TRAILER for Adopting Audrey: Trailer 1 List
      79% 19 Reviews Tomatometer 82% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Fired from her seventh job in two years and estranged from her family, Audrey (Jenna Malone) is restless and dwells in a distinctly modern solitude, relying on YouTube for companionship. After falling down a video rabbit hole, she discovers the world of adult adoption and decides to try it herself in hopes of finding a sense of belonging. Audrey soon finds is an adoptive family whose dysfunction mirrors her own, allowing her to form an unlikely bond with the cantankerous patriarch, Otto (Robert Hunger-Bühler), who is seemingly as cold as she is courteous. Read More Read Less

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      Twitter G A realistic movie about a drifter woman "Audrey" and a dysfunctional family and their interactions. I thought it was entertaining and worth seeing. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/23/23 Full Review Jerod S Audrey is a weirdo that's estranged from her own family. When jobs go sideways, she hides and watches cat videos on youtube. When she realizes she can be adopted as an adult, she gets hooked up with a family with their own dysfunction. Points her back home...but if there's worth of the whole true tale, the film isn't very forthcoming with it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review kathy b This is a brilliant film constructed around a novel premise, the adoption of a young adult woman into an angry and dysfunctional family. A powerful theme runs throughout, of what a family is, isn't, or might possibly be. Remarkable performances by Jena Malone and Robert Hunger-Buhler highlight a strong cast. The film proceeds in an understated way from one shock to another. On one level, the story speaks for itself, but beneath the surface there are numerous subtleties, both spoken and visual. I've never seen another film like it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Gary K Story unravels in real time, supremely acted. It's cool to see such an immediate narrative, no backstory just moment to moment, like life. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/28/22 Full Review cathy l I enjoyed it very much. The characters were well drawn and quirky. Dialogue was intelligent and well fleshed out. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review hilary k Don't expect the usual Hollywood fare: this is not an unrealistic story with a formulaic outcome. This failure-to-launch tale is quirky and unusual: sometimes adorable, sometimes a little uncomfortable, sometimes a little too real, with a lot of feels. Jena Malone gives a standout performance as a young woman seeking family and belonging, and Robert Hunger-Buhler shines as the cranky Dad who begins to see something in her. This movie is definitely worth enjoying more than once for its characterization alone but also presents an understated but enduring message. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Cath Clarke Guardian Audrey is played by Jena Malone with warmth and thoughtfulness; her performance the most distinctive thing about this otherwise forgettable movie. Rated: 3/5 Mar 6, 2023 Full Review Christian Zilko indieWire Cahill demonstrates minimal storytelling ambition, filling the 90 minutes with standard shot-reverse shot dialogue and sitcom-esque establishing shots. And the film never quite figures out what story it wants to tell. Rated: C- Aug 26, 2022 Full Review Claire Shaffer New York Times Even if you’re able to suspend disbelief, the bond between Audrey and Otto is weighed down by stilted dialogue and hackneyed attempts at drama. Aug 25, 2022 Full Review Alex Saveliev Film Threat Gentle, meandering, small-town cinematic fluff. Rated: 6/10 Mar 13, 2023 Full Review Jennie Kermode Eye for Film Cinema presents us with no end of films focused on romantic love. This is a different kind of love story, addressing what, for many people, is an equally deep human need. Rated: 3.5/5 Mar 3, 2023 Full Review Andrew Murray The Upcoming Malone gives one of the best performances of her career to date in Adopting Audrey, with Hunger-Bühler shining alongside her. Unfortunately, the script isn’t up to the same high standard of excellence. Rated: 3/5 Mar 3, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Fired from her seventh job in two years and estranged from her family, Audrey (Jenna Malone) is restless and dwells in a distinctly modern solitude, relying on YouTube for companionship. After falling down a video rabbit hole, she discovers the world of adult adoption and decides to try it herself in hopes of finding a sense of belonging. Audrey soon finds is an adoptive family whose dysfunction mirrors her own, allowing her to form an unlikely bond with the cantankerous patriarch, Otto (Robert Hunger-Bühler), who is seemingly as cold as she is courteous.
      Director
      M. Cahill
      Executive Producer
      Britt Ehringer, Jena Malone, Sonya Lunsford, Scott Foley, Mary Stuart Masterson, Cassandra Del Viscio, Alexandra Brodsky
      Screenwriter
      M. Cahill
      Distributor
      Vertical Entertainment
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 26, 2022, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 26, 2022