(2013)

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80
Sparkling dialogue would count for little without two actors to deliver it expertly. Garcia (who is also one of the producers of the film) is generally cast in more serious roles, but he revealed a gift for comedy in "City Island" a few years ago, and he revisits that terrain rewardingly here. Farmiga is marvelous.
80
The New York Times
Yes, it's full of droll humor, but it's also a bittersweet portrait of two people, who, in the process of helping their children choose a college, confront the emptiness of their respective marriages.
75
Entertaining dialogue and a collection of tightly knit performances - especially a wonderful, unexpectedly funny star turn by Andy Garcia - make At Middleton a nice surprise.
75
Small as it is, the film itself functions as a catchy, bittersweet waltz. You've heard it before, but the dancers are fun to watch.
75
It's a lovely film that grows along with the characters. At first, it seems like a pleasing but inconsequential comedy. But it deepens as their connection deepens and opens up into a place of poignancy and insight.
70
Though it's fun to watch Garcia let out his inner goofball, the jewels in the crown of At Middleton are the dynamic sisters Farmiga.
63
At Middleton is an innocuous romantic comedy.
60
Farmiga and Garcia have a chemistry that's unassuming and sneaky, and the pleasure they get from each other's company ultimately proves infectious.
60
At Middleton is an almost completely inauthentic little romance that is so genuinely pleasant you'll enjoy it anyway.
58
Unremarkable, though hardly unpleasant, the middlebrow middle-age romance At Middleton often plays like a forgotten trifle from the Golden Age of Hollywood studio filmmaking, distinguished more by its competence and affable performances than by any formal or thematic potency.
50
None of this is particularly innovative, although Garcia and the elder Farmiga develop a nice spark and a gentle humor in their characters' stolen day together.
50
At Middleton is the just the sort of trite if inoffensive diversion that barely tiptoes into theaters before landing in the cable and video-on-demand listings.
40
Farmiga and Garcia give it their all, and their chemistry keeps certain scenes afloat.

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