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I Used to Go Here (2020)



Critic Consensus: Elevated significantly by Gillian Jacobs' central performance, I Used to Go Here tells a familiar story with considerable charm.

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Following the lackluster launch of her debut novel, 35-year-old writer Kate Conklin (Gillian Jacobs) receives an invitation from her former professor and old crush (Jemaine Clement) to speak at her alma mater. With her book tour cancelled, and her ego deflated, Kate decides to take the trip, wondering if returning to her old college as a published author might give her the morale boost she sorely needs. Instead, she falls into a comical regression -- from misadventures with eccentric twenty-year olds to feelings of jealousy toward her former professor's new favorite student. Striking the balance between bittersweet and hilarious, Kate takes a journey through her past to redefine her future.

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What's so funny about the film is that it shows how very little divides your early-twentysomething self from your mid-thirtysomething self - you're never too old to be humiliated.

September 10, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An observant and funny independent film with some very good performances.

August 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Jacobs deserves better, Clement deserves better, and The Lonely Island should know better.

August 8, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The results of the experiment are uneven, but isn't experimentation what college is all about?

August 8, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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I Used to Go Here features a very well-drawn character arc, thanks to Rey's script, but Jacobs fills it with heart and feeling.

August 7, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Gillian Jacobs stars in this scrappy college comedy about a failed author who visits her alma mater looking for a confidence boost. Don't be fooled by filmmaker Kris Rey's playful style - her characters walk the same moral minefields as the rest of us.

August 6, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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