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Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Where'd You Go, Bernadette offers dispiriting proof that a talented director, bestselling source material, and terrific cast can add up to far less than the sum of their parts.

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Based on the runaway bestseller, Where'd You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette's leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

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Cate Blanchett
as Bernadette Fox
James Urbaniak
as Marcus Strong
Judy Greer
as Dr. Kurtz
Zoë Chao
as Soo-Lin
Laurence Fishburne
as Paul Jellinek
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These themes have preoccupied Linklater through his whole career -- and while Where'd You Go, Bernadette may not be one of his peaks, it shows he's still bent on approaching them in new ways.

July 17, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

[I]n a cinematic landscape where stories of women finding themselves are too few and far between, Where'd You Go, Bernadette is a welcome gift, even if it's an imperfect one.

January 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Basically a miscalculation from end to end, full of bizarre narrative turns and inexplicable craft decisions. Yet there's never any question that Linklater is fully committed, and it's hard to consider a movie "bad" that's made with this much care.

September 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Bernadette is a vibrant creative spirit, and Blanchett blithely gives the character her all.

September 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

As Bernadette, Cate Blanchett is forced to do the work that Linklater doesn't devote to developing the story or characters.

August 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Linklater understands that it's not where you ended up but what brought you there - and what you do when you get there - that really matters.

August 23, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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