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Liberal Arts

Review by LondonFilmFan

Stars: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth OlsenRichard JenkinsZac Efron, Allison Janney, Elizabeth Reaser, John Magaro, Kate Burton, Robert Desiderio | Written and Directed by Josh Radnor

Liberal Arts may be the first Josh Radnor feature to reach UK shores, but it’s actually the follow up to his directorial debut Happythankyoumoreplease. As with his first foray into writing and directing, Radnor also fills the leading man’s shoes in Liberal Arts, pairing himself with rising star and indie darling Elizabeth Olsen. Though it manages to avoid becoming a typical cookie-cutter romantic comedy, Liberal Arts spends too much time casting a pseudo-intellectual shadow over a story Radnor seems uncertain how to resolve.

As Jesse, Radnor settles into hard-luck loser mode (even if his luck isn’t that hard at all). Saddled with an unrewarding admissions role at a local New York college and recently dumped by his girlfriend, »

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