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Liberal Arts
01-23-2012, 03:24 PM (This post was last modified: 01-23-2012 03:24 PM by MumOfMerlin.)
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RE: Liberal Arts
All we need now are some PICTURES!!!!!! Can't wait to see him in this!!
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01-23-2012, 05:06 PM
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I wanna know what he looks like Sad

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01-23-2012, 05:36 PM
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I read the review the movie received a B+-thats so awesome-I am anxious to see Liberal Arts!

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01-23-2012, 06:21 PM
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RE: Liberal Arts
(01-23-2012 10:56 AM)KateZE Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 07:07 AM)mirandagirl Wrote:  Another critic review

Quote:In the meantime, we’re offered an inspired, anti-Zac Efron turn by Mr. Efron himself, playing that kid at school with a name that sounds like the clothes he wears. In this case, Nat.

http://thefilmstage.com/reviews/sundance...eral-arts/

this is the best Zac review yet! I'm so happy for him I cried. It's exactly what I was hoping to hear...and even called Mr. Efron. This is just the start of a great year!

Oh me too. I started tearing up with tears joy just. Like I'm so proud of how well he did and how well the reviews are for him.

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01-23-2012, 07:44 PM
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RE: Liberal Arts
(01-23-2012 06:21 PM)mirandagirl Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 10:56 AM)KateZE Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 07:07 AM)mirandagirl Wrote:  Another critic review

Quote:In the meantime, we’re offered an inspired, anti-Zac Efron turn by Mr. Efron himself, playing that kid at school with a name that sounds like the clothes he wears. In this case, Nat.

http://thefilmstage.com/reviews/sundance...eral-arts/

this is the best Zac review yet! I'm so happy for him I cried. It's exactly what I was hoping to hear...and even called Mr. Efron. This is just the start of a great year!

Oh me too. I started tearing up with tears joy just. Like I'm so proud of how well he did and how well the reviews are for him.

He seems to be the golden boy of the critics in every movie, which is great! Parts oughta roll his way...

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01-23-2012, 09:05 PM (This post was last modified: 01-23-2012 09:56 PM by mirandagirl.)
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The critics don't always like Zac, but for the most part I think they see that he can in fact act.
Zac's performance in Liberal Arts is showing that and that he is a good actor.
Another critic review

Quote:Jesse loves being back at his alma mater, and spends time wandering through campus and soaking up the atmosphere. The film was shot at Kenyon College, Radnor's real life alma mater, and the director's affection for the location comes across in the movie. On one of his random forays across the quad, he meets Nat, a carefree hippie played by Zac Efron who encourages Jesse with all kinds of Bohemian sentiments ("be love, man!"). Efron totally steals the movie, adding a much needed comedic interlude to some of the more heady discussions you may assume would be in a film with this title.

http://geektyrant.com/news/2012/1/23/sun...-arts.html

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01-23-2012, 11:22 PM
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Another review

Quote:At its heart, Liberal Arts about a struggle against adulthood. You have Radnor’s character going back to his alma mater and falling for a 19-year-old student (Olsen). You have his favorite professor (Jenkins) struggling with retirement. And along the way, other characters pop in and out (Efron is one particular bright spot) who dole out life lessons and ideas about what that all means.

http://www.slashfilm.com/liberal-arts-wr...ance-2012/

And another review (Not real sure if this is good or bad, but this is one of the toughest critics I've seen critique any film)

Quote:Through a series of scenes, including Peter's pathetic retirement party and Jesse's unlikely encounters with manic-depressive intellectual Dean (John Magaro) and painfully kooky Nat (Zac Efron), a blissful slacker full of aphorisms, "Liberal Arts" draws a slick, simplistic overview of college life, to which Jesse feels nostalgically drawn.

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117946893/

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01-24-2012, 07:08 AM
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(01-23-2012 11:22 PM)mirandagirl Wrote:  Another review

Quote:At its heart, Liberal Arts about a struggle against adulthood. You have Radnor’s character going back to his alma mater and falling for a 19-year-old student (Olsen). You have his favorite professor (Jenkins) struggling with retirement. And along the way, other characters pop in and out (Efron is one particular bright spot) who dole out life lessons and ideas about what that all means.

http://www.slashfilm.com/liberal-arts-wr...ance-2012/

And another review (Not real sure if this is good or bad, but this is one of the toughest critics I've seen critique any film)

Quote:Through a series of scenes, including Peter's pathetic retirement party and Jesse's unlikely encounters with manic-depressive intellectual Dean (John Magaro) and painfully kooky Nat (Zac Efron), a blissful slacker full of aphorisms, "Liberal Arts" draws a slick, simplistic overview of college life, to which Jesse feels nostalgically drawn.

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117946893/

This movie seems to capture the romantic's heart, a nostalgic love for the past that in the mind's eye appears so much so much brighter than it really is. Reminds me of that Theron film.

Sometimes I have to remind myself of exactly how miserable I was when I was younger (which helps when I look at my younger friends, who are all struggling with broken or no relationships). The reason I am drawn to the college experience now, and the reason it is so bright for me now, is because I've grown past the angst that is intrinsic to the 18-22 year old experience. I'm happy, content, stable, and able can discern between "lover" material and "husband" material. I can be satisfied being single.

This is why I say it'll get better to younger people, because it will. I promise.

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01-24-2012, 01:39 PM
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More critic reviews

Quote:Although the story revolves around Zibby and Jesse’s generation gap relationship, whose respective actors share a palpable chemistry, it would be an incredible injustice to not mention the amazing supporting characters that Radnor treats us to. Zac Efron (yes, it’s him, and I honestly couldn’t tell for sure it was him till the credits, mostly due to his character and a knit beanie that is a permanent fixture upon his head) plays the hilariously, not-sure-if-he’s-stoned hippie Nat, who crosses Jesse’s path only a couple times but becomes his mentor in taking things as they come and not being afraid to say yes to things that might be uncomfortable.

http://filmledger.com/2012/01/sundance-2...eral-arts/

Quote:Radnor directs with confidence and although the film lacks distinctive stylistic flourishes, it’s populated with entertaining characters, including Jenkins as the reluctant retiree, Allison Janney playing Jesse’s cynical and amorous former lit professor, and Zac Efron as a shamanistic campus hanger-on.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/...iew-284228

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01-24-2012, 06:41 PM
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(01-24-2012 01:39 PM)mirandagirl Wrote:  More critic reviews

Quote:Although the story revolves around Zibby and Jesse’s generation gap relationship, whose respective actors share a palpable chemistry, it would be an incredible injustice to not mention the amazing supporting characters that Radnor treats us to. Zac Efron (yes, it’s him, and I honestly couldn’t tell for sure it was him till the credits, mostly due to his character and a knit beanie that is a permanent fixture upon his head) plays the hilariously, not-sure-if-he’s-stoned hippie Nat, who crosses Jesse’s path only a couple times but becomes his mentor in taking things as they come and not being afraid to say yes to things that might be uncomfortable.

http://filmledger.com/2012/01/sundance-2...eral-arts/

Quote:Radnor directs with confidence and although the film lacks distinctive stylistic flourishes, it’s populated with entertaining characters, including Jenkins as the reluctant retiree, Allison Janney playing Jesse’s cynical and amorous former lit professor, and Zac Efron as a shamanistic campus hanger-on.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/...iew-284228

It sounds like the critics think it's a good film, but not necessarily a unique one. There are elements of "American Beauty" and "Young Adult" to it. Personally I'd like to see it, if only because it's filled with lit professors and manic-depressive intellectuals. Sounds right up my alley. (-:

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