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      Sherman's Way

      Released Mar 6, 2009 1 hr. 38 min. Comedy List
      33% 18 Reviews Tomatometer 22% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score An Olympic has-been and a law student learn important things about life, while on a strange journey. Read More Read Less

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      steve d Comedy that completely forgot the humor. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Basic coming of age story of a boy deciding what he wants to do with his life while meeting a girl and helping an estranged father work on a car that is to be a graduation gift several years too late. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Thank you Movieplex, for giving me this endearingly well-written & excellently cast movie to watch during my fit of GERD-induced insomnia. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member "Sherman's Way" recycles the plots of "Risky Business" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" without all of that pesky comedy. If you like the emotional depth of a comedy without anything actually funny, then this is for you. If you already watched and enjoyed "Sherman's Way", then you will love "The World's Fastest Indian" with Anthony Hopkins. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Cast: James LeGros, Enrico Colantoni, Michael Shulman, Lacey Chabert, Donna Murphy, Brooke Nevin, M. Emmet Walsh, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tad Hilgenbrink, Tom Nance Director: Craig M. Saavedra Summary: When uptight Yale law student Sherman (Michael Shulman) gets dumped by his girlfriend (Lacey Chabert) and cut off from the family fortune in one fell swoop, he hitches a ride to Los Angeles with former Olympic ski champion Palmer (James LeGros) in this captivating indie comedy. A series of unexpected adventures with the eccentric slacker begins to open Sherman's eyes to some new realities. My Thoughts: "Anytime I see a film that involves a 'road-trip', I'm all for seeing it. Some are much better then other's, and this film falls in the other category. I didn't hate the film, I actually found it to be quite funny at times. But the acting and story could have been better. Also there wasn't much of a road-trip flick as it is just someone spontaneously hitch-hiking. They really only stop at one place. Palmer and his friend DJ are free spirits and lets life happen instead of trying to make it happen which is the opposite of Sherman. The longer Sherman is around these two gentlemen the more he comes out of his shell and as the saying goes, off his high horse. When Sherman meets the off-beat quirky Addy, the shell comes completely off and Sherman starts to come into his own person and not what his mother molded him into. There are many moments when the men try to get in touch with their sensitive sides, but as they are men, it soon turns into a joke or a snide remark. The film is funny and Palmer keeps the movie interesting. Worth seeing at least once." Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member 51/100. This film is so tired and predictable, very tedious to sit through. The performers do well, but they don't have much to work with. Decent score. The movie lacks substance and originality and gets downright boring at times. It does have some excellent cinematography at least. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Critics Reviews

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      Robert Abele Los Angeles Times Shulman, though, who also produced, is a personality drag, unable to make us care that Sherman's off-putting arrogance warrants even by-the-numbers enlightenment. Rated: 2.5/5 Mar 13, 2009 Full Review Eric Henderson Slant Magazine Not since Larry David's Sour Grapes has a movie kicked off by so thoroughly painting its protagonists as deeply unlikable souls. Rated: 1.5/4 Mar 7, 2009 Full Review Lou Lumenick New York Post LeGros isn't bad, but this pre-DVD road trip feels like it's four hours long. Rated: 1.5/4 Mar 6, 2009 Full Review Avi Offer NYC Movie Guru Breezy, harmless and mildly engaging, but ultimately insipid and forgettable. Rated: 5.25/10 Mar 8, 2009 Full Review John P. McCarthy Boxoffice Magazine Upon learning he can't swim or drive, we know a skinny-dipping scene and driving lessons loom around the bend. So what? LeGros is still funny and the montages and gentle sitcom wit go down more easily in wine country. Rated: 2.5/5 Mar 6, 2009 Full Review Lewis Beale Film Journal International Cute fish-out-of-water comedy is a lightweight but inoffensive time-waster. Mar 6, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An Olympic has-been and a law student learn important things about life, while on a strange journey.
      Director
      Craig M. Saavedra
      Screenwriter
      Tom Nance
      Distributor
      International Film Circuit [us]
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 6, 2009, Limited
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jul 21, 2009
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $9.6K