Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) - Comedy, Drama, Mystery

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A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

IMDB: 6.5
Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup
Length: 109 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 42 out of 142 found boring (29.57%)

One-line Reviews (95)

Actually even stopped watching the trailer for the film the day before, because it was so boring that started to wonder if the trailers have to be so long.

However, the film is boring.

boring .

Unfortunately, it rendered Emma Nelson's voiceover narration-- which I usually hate anyway-- even more pointless.

The book was entertaining because it was witty and just a bit absurd.

Utterly pointless & boring .

An Enjoyable Film With A Strong Message .

Enjoyable Watch .

Boring compared with the book.

My wife dragged me to this pathetic attempt at humor.

I swore I wouldn't waste any more time on this story.

The rest uninspiring and a strange mix of drama, comedy and family stuff which doesn't go anywhere.

Script concerns a family whose mom suffers from insomnia & anxiety & a host of low sociability issues.

Odd, dull, NOT a comedy .

Whered you go bernadette is film that is worth to see just becase blanchett performance she had far better roles before but even here she was best part,and rest of film is forgetable and rest of cast was boring and unintersting in potreying their characters,expecely daughter who in most scenes with her annoyed me with her smugness and attitude,also husband was so unlikeable and weakminded that it was also frustrating to listen him,hell i dont remember film with so unlikeable characters,kristen wigg was given to little screentime to show her talent and it felt flat,this film is very forgetable film in the end and it didnt worth blanchett talent and presance

It's not the common hollywood-type-of-predictable-script, I think that might be the reason some people/critics call it boring/slow, it's not.

It is engaging and touches heart strings.

boring, It put me to sleep 3x in 6 hours, I had to keep rewinding it.

Billy Crudup always bored me to death though in other movies, but since he played the role of a (boring) husband he was typecasted perfectly.

Past those few issues it's an enjoyable movie.

To begin with, reviewers quibble about how slow it was in the beginning.

The first 2/3rds were quite good but then the last 3rd of the movie was very random and weird and predictable.

Bored to freaking death.

The characters are dull.

It shows a fascinating character that even the people closest to her didn't appreciate.

Save your money because going to the theater is expensive these days, especially after popcorn and pop is purchased.

So escaping from all this (and the "banality of life"), mom ends up kayaking in Antartica (the only positive scenes that I remember) w/family chasing her.

Criminally Underrated, Very Enjoyable .

Boring .

Mostly slow and boring .

Most enjoyable .

This is another heartwarming, boring Indie, gee look at me I am clever film.

They're movies only about dialogue and essentially no story.

The first hour (first two acts ) of the movie was interesting and even funny, but when it comes close to the end it becomes uninteresting and kind of boring, it is as if they rushed to an ending and had to wrap up everythong !

The ending was rather predictable and cheesy and god know what that final prop was

All the other actors are good as well, but the story itself was really rather mundane.

I get that mental health can effect anyone irrespective of material wealth, but I didn't feel that this was fully explored, just glossed over and resolved in a bland and unsatisfying and unlikely way.


The VERDICT:Truth be told, this movie is a stunning example of how performances can sometimes do a lot of heavy lifting and while not my favorite role, Cate really leads the charge in this near one woman show.

The performances - especially by Cate Blanchett and Emma Nelson (actually the whole cast is wonderful) - are very classy, engaging, emotional...

Very Enjoyable .

There are scenes of Antarctica in the end that are breathtaking.

I find it entertaining and engaging.

Started out at little slow and ended strong.

This is definitely the worst movie I've ever seen in my whole life.

This is a boring movie!

Bernadette is an absolutely unbearable character and I'd argue her husband is even worse.

Director Richard Linklater is one that does movies in an in depth manner as they are long drawn out and almost always deal with life and personal matters.

We enjoyed it, all actors are good in the roles and to me Blanchett turns in one of her better performances as the genius architect that ceased to create after her difficulties with pregnancy and motherhood.

A boring film.

Overall this movie was enjoyable, especially on the strength of Blanchette's portrayal of a very compelling person's life history, and the relationship with her daughter.

The worst features were that the first third of the film was boring and unmotivated - we both agreed afterwards that we were independently thinking "why are we watching this?


It's basically quite tedious.

Bottom line: this is an unexpected and rate letdown from Richard Linklater, who seems to have gone too conventional this time around.

original, different, but also a bit too slow .

Overall, I enjoyed watching this movie but it was quite slow to be honest.

I enjoyed it.

The pacing only seems slow if you're spending your other reviews telling people how wonderful super hero and "Fast and Furious" movies are.

Funny but intense and touching comedy/drama .

Not every movie that is based on a novel is going to be 100% faithful, but as long as one sticks to the core of the story, films like Where'd You Go Bernadette are worth watching.

It's only briefly mentioned, but she had many miscarriages and when she finally gave birth to her daughter, it was really on the edge if the girl could survive with her heart disease.

For those who call this boring, congratulations.

I fell asleep after the first 15 minutes of watching it.

the book was a mess and the movie had no storyline to follow.

It starts off as a mystery, turns into a half-believable fable and ends on a rather predictable note.

There were many other small plot changes in the movie which occurred in the book that left out pivotal events, causing some confusion in the audience.

Sorry, don't waste your time.

The majority of the film focuses on what is only about the last quarter of the novel, meaning that some scenes seem drawn out while major plot points seem rushed.

Overall I enjoyed it.

Don't waste your time.

Boring and lost of potential.

Entire film full of boring overuse scene!

Just an ordinary, boring movie.

Most of the set-ups feel contrived, the jokes are not as funny as intended, and the mystery of her disappearance is not all that compelling.

Long, drawn out, poorly acted nothingness.

The movie starts off too slow for lack of a better term.

Enjoyed it a lot.

it has a slow beginning and they make it up because, the end is very strong.

I enjoyed it a bit more than Boyhood.

Also when she just fell asleep at the store showed how spending time with strangers is really a difficult thing for her that exhausts her immediately and she needs a lot of time for herself, which explains the virtual assistant she has and why there is constantly conflict when she is among others.

But the first two thirds of the movie dragged on for far too long, with scenes that added nothing to our understanding of the character.

What is more or less a boring, bland, green screen filled mystery about why Bernadette leaves her family, the film is stuck in mediocrity.

"Where'd You Go Bernadette" is a touching story at the core, but is overall empty and can sometimes be dull.

Yet, the flair for the dramatic components, alongside a disjointed attempt at deep character connections/development just did not have that story push I love.

Though I liked the characters I didn't really care for them, and because of that quite a few scenes felt tedious.

Act three was marginally entertaining.

" The script was so trite, superficial, or cliched, that it seemed like a series of pretty scenes held together by a thin plot.

But the storyline was condensed and somewhat dull compared to the book.

How can it be slow if the whole thing takes place over a period of about three weeks?

The scenes on the ships at sea are also well done, and Bernadette in the kayak makes for an absolute stunning visual.

What's left is a tedious story without any spark or punch.

I, as a Linklater fan of course liked the slow setup a bunch.

A boring film .

I went to see Where'd You Go, Bernadette with my mum, who loved it as well and who was surprised by that since she thought it had a slow beginning.