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written by heidijane October 19, 2007 - 2:34 PM PDT
0 out of 1 members found this review helpful
This is the first movie I've seen with Parker Posey where she doesn't seem like a robot. This is also the first movie I've seen with Danny Devito where he doesn't annoy the hell out of me.

Oh, well.
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written by underdog January 3, 2007 - 10:58 AM PST
2 out of 4 members found this review helpful
I wanted to like the indie comedy "Oh in Ohio," I really did. And there is quite a bit to recommend about it: in particular, Parker Posey, who is wonderfully endearing here as a woman struggling to open herself up sexually while stuck in a frustrating marriage; Danny DeVito, too, is quite likeable here as the pool salesman who has a thing for her; and there are several laugh out loud scenes. But the script could have benefited from several more drafts - it constantly loses focus, moving over to the story of Posey's estranged husband Paul Rudd (whom I always like, but his character here is such a heel, and not in a realistic, well-shaded way) and his wayward romance with a precocious student. The portrayal of a teacher-student romance is enervating and unbelieveable and even worse, takes us away from Posey too often. Characters in this film do contrived things and ultimately you'll stop caring about any of them. It's too bad, too, because it's also nice to see an American film so open and playful about sexuality and between that, the fact that it's set somewhere we rarely see in films - Ohio, and Posey's presence, I wanted to give this a thumb's up. But I was too busy wanting to strangle the filmmakers - this is their first film, and their youth shows in the wrong ways, because too often the characters other than Posey's do not behave in any believable, real way. Oh... well.

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