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Mumford

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Mumford

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Hope Davis, Loren Dean, Jason Lee, Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard
director:
Lawrence Kasdan
genre:
Comedy, Romance, Drama

We gave it a B+

The eponymous protagonist (Dean) of Lawrence Kadan’s romantic comedy is an amiable small-town flimflam man who poses as a psychologist and becomes something of a miracle worker. It’s unclear whether the film is lambasting therapy (as a placebo administrable by anyone with good ol’ common sense) or just demystifying it. But, thanks to a smart script and a stunning ensemble of the indie-based and the unsung (Alfre Woodard, David Paymer, and especially Davis), such heady concerns are irrelevant. B+

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