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In the Land of Women

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Liane Hentscher

In the Land of Women

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
Wide Release Date:
04/20/07
performer:
Adam Brody, Meg Ryan, Olympia Dukakis, Kristen Stewart
director:
Jonathan Kasdan
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Jonathan Kasdan
genre:
Drama

We gave it an F

More like In the Land of Feel-Good Stepford Treacle. Adam Brody, stripped of the teen-idol trappings of The O.C., is blandness incarnate as an aspiring screenwriter who comes to suburban Michigan to care for his grandmother and winds up playing hunky guidance counselor to two females in need: Meg Ryan as a housewife battling cancer, and Kristen Stewart as her teen daughter. It’s two age-inappropriate (yet synthetically saintly) flirtations for the price of one. In the Land of Women combines hugs and ”pain” and dialogue so fakey-cute it makes your ears hurt.