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Romance . Drama . Comedy

A modern love story in which a misanthropic, emotionally complex author of a hit children's book is forced to team with a beautiful illustrator after his best friend and collaborator passes away. As Henry struggles with letting go of the ghosts of love and life, he discovers that sometimes you have to take a gamble at life to find love.

Actors: Bobby Cannavale , Cassidy Hinkle , Christine Taylor , Bob Balaban , Mandy Moore , Billy Crudup , Tom Wilkinson
Directors: Justin Theroux
Country: USA
Release: 2008-10-10
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  • Joshua Katzman

    Actor Justin Theroux makes an impressive directorial debut, aided by David Bromberg's mordantly funny dialogue.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    A pleasingly weird, dryly funny little indie.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Steven Rea

    Dedication works anyway, thanks to Theroux's jumping visuals and Crudup's jumpy performance.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Zack Haddad

    This is a decent flick, it is just I have seen this a few times before.

    Film Threat Full Review
  • Marc Mohan

    Dedication would've been better if it had stuck to its disreputable guns instead of going all mushy and predictable, and slathering an emo soundtrack over everything.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Gianni Truzzi

    To director Justin Theroux's credit, he differentiates his film with a dusky visual style that reflects Henry's murky interior. He uses the grit of his Manhattan locations to give outward expression to Henry's volatile, selfish and terrified state of mind.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Nathan Rabin

    Crudup delivers a bracing, uncompromising performance, but it's unmistakably a solo turn in a romantic comedy that's supposed to be about the blurring of egos and the fusing of two idiosyncratic voices into a single harmonious duet.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Dana Stevens

    Directorially, Dedication is a bit of a mess, unable to settle on a tone or visual style. But it leaves you wishing the oddball couple well.

    Slate Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    The movie is a first-time directorial effort by Justin Theroux, a splendid actor, son of the writer Phyllis, nephew of the novelist Paul. He might have done better to have taken on something by them.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Sid Smith

    Frame by frame, Crudup is fascinating.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Walter Addiego

    In the end, all the bitterness seems like window-dressing to disguise a trite story.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Maitland McDonagh

    A strong cast that flounders in profoundly unappealing material.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Jeannette Catsoulis

    A movie that reveals its toxic intentions only gradually. Until it does, there is much to enjoy in the prickly odd-couple relationship of Henry (Billy Crudup) and Rudy (Tom Wilkinson), successful writing partners and longtime friends.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Todd McCarthy

    Individual scenes in actor Justin Theroux's directorial debut possess a certain flair, but the central issue on which the story turns -- how obnoxious and mean-spirited can you be and still get someone to love you? -- presents a forbidding obstacle.

    Variety Full Review
  • Jack Mathews

    It's a romantic comedy, though neither funny nor romantic. It's a ghost story, though not scary. It's a satire about publishing, but without teeth.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    Unlike most of what Moore has been in, Dedication is unlikely to delight retirement homes on movie night. But it's not imaginative, lively, or true enough to speak to its intended audience of American Apparel shoppers, either. It's a slog.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Aaron Hillis

    "Inland Empire's" Justin Theroux pops his directorial cherry with this obnoxious Sundance throwaway, a by-the-numbers romantic comedy that mistakenly believes it's either too quirky or too irreverent to be a by-the-numbers romantic comedy.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Joanne Kaufman

    Tiresome, pretentious.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • Hank Stuever

    Theroux and company could be said to be "Garden State"-ing, or trying to. Instead of that film's sheen of the touchingly weird, Dedication finds a whole lot of the coldly dumb.

    Washington Post Full Review
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