Critic Consensus: Results moves stubbornly at its own deliberate pace, but the well-chosen cast -- and writer-director Andrew Bujalski's insightful observations -- offer rich rewards for patient viewers.
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Results is low-key and dialogue heavy, and while mumblecore romcoms may not be for everyone, there is a sweetness ... when it enters into the volatile, liminal headspace of the newly single, marked by an almost crystalline, unbearable awkwardness.
A completely weird, off-kilter, bizarro-land version of a romantic comedy, writer/director Andrew Bujalski finally cracks the Broadcast News code moony filmmakers have been trying to break for three decades.
Bujalski might never crack Hollywood, but what does it matter? He's defiantly his own man. Results gets results.
Bujalski's script is smarter and much weirder (in a good way) than the standard romantic comedy.
A movie like this feels like a dream challenge for an actor. It lives and dies not sheerly by the writing and the direction of the script, but by the cast's organic adherence to both.
Audience Reviews for Results
Endearingly weird mumblecore-ish dramedy with a trio of great performances (Cobie Smulders is especially luminous).
Works as a romantic drama so don't expect lots of comedy here. Guy Pearce is really great in the lead role, his character is desperately flawed with self meditation and can't show real emotions. The film drags alot and Corrington is under used but the film works and is well acted. Another great indie surprise for 2016
A rich man employs a personal trainer whose complex relationship with her boss thwarts his affections. The plot of this film unfolds slowly, and the characters' motivations are muddy. None has a clear, consistent objective that s/he pursues throughout the film, and while these shifting objectives might add to the film's verisimilitude, there isn't a strong enough narrative hand to guide the audience through the film's shifts. When the plot all begins to resolve, one story ends predictably, and the other resolution is so slap-dash that I couldn't believe the film would really end on that note. I suspect that all of the performances were directed to be subtext-driven, but if it's trying to be a rom-com, then I think stifling the natural energy of Cobie Smulders and Guy Pearce was a mistake. Their performances were like looking at a light through a dark curtain. Overall, the result of Results is less than its ambitions.
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