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Jane Wants a Boyfriend movie rating: red light

Jane Wants a Boyfriend Louisa Krause Gabriel Ebert red light

While it’s nice to see a story about a woman on the spectrum, this drama about a young woman with Asperger’s looking for love and independence is stilted, forced, phony, emotionally implausible, and — contrary to all apparent hopes for itself — rather paternalistic and patronizing.
I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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red light 2 stars

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Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2016)
US/Can release: Mar 25 2016 (VOD same day)

MPAA: not rated

viewed at home on a small screen

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