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: 6.6
Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer
Length: 109 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 16 out of 59 found boring (27.11%)

One-line Reviews (40)

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.

Mostly slow and boring .

Overall I enjoyed it.

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.

I enjoyed it a bit more than Boyhood.

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.

Act three was marginally entertaining.

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

My wife dragged me to this pathetic attempt at humor.

Enjoyed it a lot.

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

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.

A boring film.

Sorry, don't waste your time.

I enjoyed it.

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

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

Odd, dull, NOT a comedy .

A boring film .

Started out at little slow and ended strong.

Enjoyable Watch .

Very Enjoyable .

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.

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

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.

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

Waste of your money.

Past those few issues it's an enjoyable movie.

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

Don't waste your time.

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

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

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.

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

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.