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Admit One 1/21

By Zach

Three new movies this weekend, one terrible looking romantic comedy and a couple of heavy hitting dramas.

No Strings Attached

Starring: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline, Greta Gerwig, Cary Elwes

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Plot: A pair of long time friends decide to become “friends with benefits” and try to keep it strictly sexual and not get dragged into a full blown relationship.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 46%

Critic Consensus: N/A

The Company Men

Starring: Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Maria Bello, Kevin Cosnter

Directed by: John Wells

Plot: A trio of men lose their cushy corporate jobs due to the recesssion and must re-evaluate their lives.

RT Freshness: 72%

Critic Consensus: “It might be hard for most viewers to identify with The Company Men’s well-heeled protagonists, but writer/director John Wells uses their plight to make universally resonant points — and gets the most out of his excellent cast.”

The Way Back

Starring: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Mark Strong, Saoirse Ronan

Directed by: Peter Weir

Plot: Four prisoners escape from a Soviet gulag and must make their way across thousands of miles of dangerous terrain.

RT Freshness: 78%

Critic Consensus: “It isn’t as emotionally involving as it should be, but this Peter Weir epic offers sweeping ambition and strong performances to go with its grand visual spectacle.”

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