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      Nate & Margaret

      2012 1h 19m Comedy Drama LGBTQ+ List
      80% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 51% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Unexpected changes shake up the friendship between a gay teenage film student (Tyler Ross) and a 52-year-old spinster (Natalie West). Read More Read Less

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      Critics Reviews

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      Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times Blessed with natural performances and brisk pacing, this unusual little movie would like us to know just one thing: Passion is fine, but a pal is priceless. Rated: 3.5/5 Jun 21, 2012 Full Review Ronnie Scheib Variety [A] moving, engagingly low-key curio. Jun 19, 2012 Full Review Chris Packham Village Voice Narrative conflicts are introduced and swatted away in favor of an amiable sentimentality, two nice people being nice to each other. Jun 19, 2012 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com Rather than create unnecessary histrionics or hyped up drama, Adloff focuses the film squarely upon the shoulder of these delightful characters, Rated: 3.5/4.0 Sep 17, 2020 Full Review James Wegg JWR Script abuse gives film a black eye Rated: 1.5/5 Aug 30, 2012 Full Review Richard Knight Knight at the Movies A lovely surprise -- it's endearing rather than sticky-sweet; truly charming rather than forced; and is enriched by its two leading performances as well as several memorable supporting turns. Jul 15, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Quirky and charming. I love coming across a film that I know nothing about, totally by chance, and being so pleased by it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member I thought this movie was really good! Definitely weird but that kind of movie I especially LOVE! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Wow! What a wonderful and surprising little gem! This beautifully written comedy features truly original characters that are sadly lacking from most films today. The acting is just as terrific, particularly Natalie West and Tyler Ross in the title roles. Proof that you don't need a bazillion dollars or CGI to tell a great story. Very highly recommended, now on Netflix. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member What a GEM!! Nate (Tyler Ross) is a 19 year old film student living in Chicago who is best friends with Margaret, a 52 year old spinster (played by Natalie West) who aspires to become a stand-up comedian. It surprised me to see how well they connected as friends considering the huge generational gap. Regardless, Nate gets invited to a party where he meets James and both fall in love. Nate's new romance with James will disrupt and perhaps hurt his friendship with Margaret but as Jeannette Catsoulis of the NY Times said in her review: "blessed with natural performances and brisk pacing, this unusual little movie would like us to know just one thing: Passion is fine, but a pal is PRICELESS". When time goes by, Nate will finally discover who is a REAL friend. Life is about to teach him a lesson in friendship. Recommended and even better- it is available on Netflix instant streaming! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Nate es un oven super gay de 19 y margaret es una solterona de 52 que vivejn ne el mismo edificio y que tienen una gran amistad y esta es la historia de como la pasion y el romance por mas intensamente que brillen no se pueden compara a veces con la verdadera amistad. si puedes pasar de las escenas gay que son algo intensas en su besuqueo, puedes llegar a apreciar la historia de una pareja de amigos que se ven separados por una burrada y que tienen que hacer un verdadero esfuerzo para retomar el camino de la amistad mientras al mismo tiempo tratan de resolver su conflictos de desarrollo personal ella como una comediante y el como un cdirector cinematografico de exito. Biuen realizada en una historia compacta que se mueve con naturalidad es una buena pelicula de buenaspersonas que tratan de recuperar un buen amigo a pesar de que a las personas que mas podemos lastimar es a quienes nos quieren mas Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Had great potential with a very capable lead actor (Nate) but with an almost-autistic-seeming Margaret, who kind of made me uncomfortable. It was a completely plausible story with implausible execution. The director shows potential, though, and was crafty with his choices in music for the film but, sadly, a good film it is not. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Unexpected changes shake up the friendship between a gay teenage film student (Tyler Ross) and a 52-year-old spinster (Natalie West).
      Director
      Nathan Adloff
      Producer
      Nathan Adloff, Ash Christian
      Screenwriter
      Justin D.M. Palmer, Nathan Adloff
      Production Co
      Cranium Entertainment
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 20, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 19m
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