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The Female Brain (2017)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 9 February 2018 (USA)
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What makes a woman swipe right for Mr. Wrong? Sofía Vergara and Whitney Cummings star in this fresh, witty look at the science behind our romantic missteps.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whitney Cummings ... Julia
Toby Kebbell ... Kevin
Beanie Feldstein ... Abby
Cecily Strong ... Zoe
Sofía Vergara ... Lisa (as Sofia Vergara)
Deon Cole ... Steven
Blake Griffin ... Greg
Lucy Punch ... Lexi
James Marsden ... Adam
Neal Brennan ... Marco
Jaylin Fletcher ... Ty
Adam Shapiro ... Hank
Marlo Thomas ... Lynne
Adam Korson ... Jimmy
Kenny Lucas Kenny Lucas ... Dave
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What makes a woman swipe right for Mr. Wrong and left for Mr. Right? This is a look at the real-life science behind our (often regrettable) romantic impulses. Writer-director Whitney Cummings (2 Broke Girls) stars as no-nonsense neuroscientist Julia, whose research into the biochemistry of the female brain is illustrated by three couples: newlyweds Zoe (Cecily Strong) and Greg (Blake Griffin), whose career troubles seep into their relationship; Lisa (Sofia Vergara) and Steven (Deon Cole), who are looking to spice up their stuck-in-a-rut marriage; and Lexi (Lucy Punch) who can't help trying to change her boyfriend Adam (James Marsden). Meanwhile, the straight-laced Julia's own synapses start to fire when a handsome new subject (Toby Kebbell) joins her study.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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The Female Brain See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,886, 11 February 2018

Gross USA:

$21,786

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,786
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References Three's Company (1976) See more »

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The realistic brain ?
10 July 2018 | by pkperaSee all my reviews

Whitney Cummings is director and main actress of this brainwork (what a movie mostly is, always). It has some comedic, some drama, some pseudo (or call it superficial if you like) science elements.

I think that average rating at IMDB is pretty much realistic. Movie is not realistic, and that's the biggest flaw. Script is what is not realistic, and direction makes it just worse in many cases. So, I would say that it targeted too high, or to use again word what came most time to my mind: they had unrealistic expectations for them self. Older married couple was presented really poorly. That was too lifeless, of course even for tired one. Main 'romance' was everything but not romance - what means of course that those who called this rom-com are wrong - not romance, not comedy - although comedy at least worked sometimes. Our brave researcher Julia acted in that very first 'date' complete like some android programmed for stereotypical male. While male (Kevin) did everything to show that he is not acting according to stereotype. That just worked not - too unrealistic. Sure, comedy is not something what aims to be much realistic, but this just went to far. Again - lifeless.

And the ending ... it was rather like making some contract, just without lawyers and papers.

At the end couple of Lucy Punch + James Marsden appeared as best in all this. No, not great, just least bad.

Ratings:

Script: 3

Direction: 5

Acting overall: 6


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