Losing Control

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Losing Control
Losing control poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byValerie Weiss
Written byValerie Weiss
StudioPh.D. Productions
Release dates
Running time91 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Losing Control
Losing control poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byValerie Weiss
Written byValerie Weiss
StudioPh.D. Productions
Release dates
Running time91 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Losing Control is a 2011 romantic comedy film directed by Valerie Weiss about a female scientist who wants proof that her boyfriend is "the one." Losing Control was released theatrically on March 23, 2012 in New York City and will expand to more cities on March 30, 2012. The film won Best Director at the 2011 Feel Good Film Festival,[1] Connie Clair Spirit Award for Top Female Filmmaker of 2011 at The Chicago Comedy Film Festival[2] and First Honorable Mention for the Christopher Wetzel Independent Film Comedy Award.[3]

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Critical reception[edit]

The film received mostly negative or mixed reviews. On the website metacritic, which assigns normalized scores to reviews, the film received a 33 out of 100, indicating "generally unfavorable" reviews.[4]

From Calum Marsh, in Slant Magazine:

. The film, in its defense, is far too vacuous to be accused of having any kind of agenda—it just happens to get its politics wrong along with everything else. We're told that Losing Control is "loosely based on Weiss's own experiences," but it would be more accurate to say that it's heavily based on Weiss's own experiences watching terrible movies.[5]

From John Anderson, in Variety:

You can't lose what you never had, and while "Losing Control" is a thoroughly likable, playful comedy, there's never a sense that writer-director Valerie Weiss is in total command of film's tone, pacing or comic content, which is considerable.[6]

From Steven Rea in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Losing Control nicely mixes comedic absurdity with weightier career vs. committment themes.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walford, Justina (August 23, 2011). "The 2011 Feel Good Film Festival Announces Award Winners" (Press release). Feel Good Film Festival. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ Best Director Award Presented to Valerie Weiss for film Losing Control from Feel Good Film Festival, House Lights Media Partners, Sept, 6, 2011
  3. ^ Losing Control, Gene Siskel Film Center
  4. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/movie/losing-control/critic-reviews
  5. ^ http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/losing-control/6126
  6. ^ http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117947286?refcatid=31
  7. ^ http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/movies/20120518__Losing_Control___Career_v__commitment__wrapped_in_comic_absurdity.html

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