Sharp Stick (2022) - Rotten Tomatoes

Sharp Stick (2022)



Critic Consensus: A series of promising ideas lost in scattershot execution, Sharp Stick stands as a disappointing setback for writer-director Lena Dunham.

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Sarah Jo (Kristine Froseth) is a sensitive and naïve 26-year-old living on the fringes of Hollywood with her disillusioned mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and influencer sister (Taylour Paige). Working as a caregiver and just longing to be seen, she begins an exploratory affair with her older, married employer (Jon Bernthal), and is thrust into a startling education on sexuality, loss and power.


Critic Reviews for Sharp Stick

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (17)

Dunham's film blossoms into something beautifully strange and brutally honest, sharing its infectious love for Sarah Jo and anyone out there who may feel like her.

February 1, 2022 | Full Review…

Although she is a fairly inscrutable figure, and Dunham's script never quite arrives at a larger point, these sexual misadventures are full of frankness and humor.

January 27, 2022 | Full Review…

An interesting film even in its less successful moments.

January 26, 2022 | Full Review…

Sharp Stick shows that Lena Dunham's preference for solipsistic protagonists with boundary issues has its limitations.

January 25, 2022 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Sharp Stick is an affirmation of one thing: it's never a good idea to write off filmmakers or writers who have underwhelmed us in the past.

January 25, 2022 | Full Review…

Dunham... seems to have abandoned all the wit and vibrancy that made her show such compulsive viewing and has opted instead for "Carry On Los Angeles".

January 25, 2022 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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