Owen Gleiberman
July 02, 2013 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Some Girl(s)

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
90 minutes
Limited Release Date
06/28/13
performer
Kristen Bell, Adam Brody
director
Daisy von Scherler Mayer
author
Neil LaBute
genre
Comedy

We gave it an C-

The things that once made Neil LaBute’s movies seem like tossed grenades — the loutish protagonists, the sadism toward women — now come off as more dated than scandalous. In, Some Girl(s), an adaptation of LaBute’s 2005 play, a smug author (Adam Brody) visits each of the ex-girlfriends he dumped and then used as grist for his fiction. He’s atoning for his sins, but his real sin is his grandiose self-regard, which LaBute monotonously indulges. (Also available on VOD) C-

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