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      The Californians

      PG 2005 1 hr. 27 min. Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 19% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A land developer (Noah Wyle) outrages environmentalists (Illeana Douglas, Kate Mara) by planning to build on coastal hills. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 16 Buy Now

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      Audience Member Low budget but cute movie with two good main actors (Noah Wyle & Kate Mara) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member I wasn't expecting much, but this was a pleasant surprise. More than it's face value drama, this is a sort of satire and analysis of who you let influence your voice and being. Kate Mara appears to play a supporting character, but she is actually the lead, while Noah Wyle and Illeana Douglas play her subconscious "angel" and "devil" characters. You get to decide which is which. It feels a bit unfinished in the end, and it's lack of detail in some of the plotlines make it not very believable, but overall these are minor complaints. It's a fun watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Ummm, yeah, the only real problem with this movie is that the story just doesn't connect. Noah Wyle seems really uncomfortable and miscast, the supporting acting and dialogue is really annoying. Hmm, I guess this movie is more of a disaster than I originally thought. The only bright spot, for me anyway, was the sequence with Kate Mara singing, but then they went and fudged that all up with a cheesy montage sequence! Damn them! Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Silly character relationships, a bland and unbelievable romance, no chemistry, added to a pouty, young idealist as the main character will give you a headache. If the plot doesn't get you, the bad music will. On the good side, there are some very pretty scenes of San Francisco. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member I found the film very irritating. Just the idea of a singing environmentalist falling for a housing deleloper is turn off. Illeana Douglas' character was the most irritating part of the film. The film is simply ridiculous. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Neva Chonin San Francisco Chronicle So leaden and obvious it's too somnambulant to be funny. Rated: 2/4 Oct 21, 2005 Full Review Sura Wood Hollywood Reporter Largely due to a loose, inconsistent script by Parker and Catherine di Napoli, it plays like a formulaic TV movie. Oct 21, 2005 Full Review Dennis Harvey Variety The film's edge gets softer as it goes - - in ways that might baffle all but the granola-scarfing well-heeled hippies it seemed to be parodying. Oct 20, 2005 Full Review Steve Rhodes Internet Reviews A very funny film ... skewers the sacred cow of environmentalism, a religion worshiped in LaLa Land. Rated: 3/4 Oct 18, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A land developer (Noah Wyle) outrages environmentalists (Illeana Douglas, Kate Mara) by planning to build on coastal hills.
      Director
      Jonathan Parker
      Executive Producer
      Kjehl Rasmussen
      Production Co
      Parker Film Company
      Rating
      PG (Brief Language|Mild Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 11, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $4.1K
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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