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: 45 out of 156 found boring (28.84%)

One-line Reviews (103)

A boring film .

Has to be the worst movie Cate has ever made.


Just an ordinary, boring movie.

However, the film is boring.

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

Bored to freaking death.

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

Entire film full of boring overuse scene!

It's basically quite tedious.

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

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

The characters are dull.

Started out at little slow and ended strong.

All of a sudden Blanchett's character was back to boring and banal with the rest of them.

I enjoyed it a bit more than Boyhood.

Overall I enjoyed it.

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

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

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

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.

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.

An Enjoyable Film With A Strong Message .

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.

I enjoyed it.

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.

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

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

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

A Cliche .

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

This is a boring movie!

I really didn't like this film, everything was predictable from the beginning.

boring .

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.

Criminally Underrated, Very Enjoyable .

Don't waste your time.

Utterly pointless & boring .

Boring .

Funny but intense and touching comedy/drama .

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.

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.

Characters were just generic and quite cliche, a husband quite detached from family, their child is smart and very close to her mom.

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.

Boring compared with the book.

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.

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

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

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

Enjoyable Watch .

Boring and lost of potential.

I find it entertaining and engaging.

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

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 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 !

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

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.

Very enjoyable movie, Cate Blanchette is amazing, a very unexpected story.

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

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

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

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

Long, drawn out, poorly acted nothingness.

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.

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

Very Enjoyable .

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

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

original, different, but also a bit too slow .

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

It is engaging and touches heart strings.

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

For those who call this boring, congratulations.

Most enjoyable .

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.

A boring film.

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.

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.

Enjoyed it a lot.

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.

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

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?


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.

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

Past those few issues it's an enjoyable movie.

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

My wife dragged me to this pathetic attempt at humor.

Unexpected and enjoyable .

Sorry, don't waste your time.

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

Mostly slow and boring .

Her nuttiness drove the movie forward as the other characters were somewhat banal.

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

Kate Blanchett's performance is bland and unimpressive as usual which just contributes to the overall feeling of boredom

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.

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

Odd, dull, NOT a comedy .

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.

Act three was marginally entertaining.