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The Oranges (2012)

The Oranges

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

October 05, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

95 min.

Studio

ATO Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Julian Farino

Producer

Anthony Bregman, Glen Basner, Leslie Urdang

Screenwriter

Jay Reiss, Ian Helfer

Starring

Story


David and Paige Walling (Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener) and Terry and Cathy Ostroff (Oliver Platt, Allison Janney) are best friends and neighbors living on Orange Drive in suburban New Jersey. Their comfortable existence goes awry when prodigal daughter Nina Ostroff (Meester), newly broken up with her fiance Ethan (Sam Rosen), returns home for Thanksgiving after a five-year absence. Rather than developing an interest in the successful son of her neighbors, Toby Walling (Brody), which would please both families, it's her parents' best friend David who captures Nina's attention.

When the connection between Nina and David becomes undeniable, everyone's lives are thrown into upheaval, particularly Vanessa Walling's (Alia Shawkat), Nina's childhood best friend. It's not long before the ramifications of the affair begin to work on all of the family members in unexpected and hilarious ways, leading everyone to reawaken to their lives, reassess what it means to be happy, and realize that sometimes what looks like a disaster turns out to be the thing we need.

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Poster of ATO Pictures' The Oranges (2012)
Poster of ATO Pictures' The Oranges (2012)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..does not quite deliver the goods..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
“..the disappointment is so heavy on all levels in The Oranges exactly because the central conflict is at once simple and provocative..”
by Chris Cabin [Slant Magazine]
“..it's inoffensive, forgettable, and you don't actually have to chew anything..”
by Chris Packham [Village Voice]