Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

DVD - 2012
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When Jesse, a 35-year-old New York college admissions adviser, is invited to his Midwestern alma mater to attend his favorite professor's retirement dinner, he quickly falls back in love with the university life. But when he meets 19-year-old student Zibby, the daughter of his professor's friends, he suddenly finds himself caught in a moral dilemma: does he pursue a relationship with this kindred spirit, or does he break her heart and return to the real world?
Publisher: New York, NY : IFC Films, [2012]
ISBN: 9780788616099
0788616099
Branch Call Number: DVD LIB
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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BloomFree
Jul 24, 2014

An intelligent and deep film butunfortunately a lot of viewers will miss the message(s) due to lack of patience (wanting all their food fried first) and following the herd. This film has a message and explores real themes.

Yes the characters were bizarre in some cases and but entertaining - just as real characters in life can be.

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jds1
May 05, 2014

Good movie. Liberal Arts people are a little strange to me and so was this movie. But still an excellent watch. The characters were well portrayed. The plot was interesting. I recommend this one

Samsung Jan 16, 2014

The film over-whelmingly leaves you thinking he should have had sex with Libby, and it continues to leave me perplexed as to why he didn't.

This film captures some of the key results of liberal arts that I can attest to myself. Mainly, the eye-opening effect of taking classes in history, music, and literature, and how it forever changes your breadth of interests. The Romantic Literature professor offers some great comic relief.

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ottawabooknerd
Aug 25, 2013

I find it hard to watch "Ted Mosby" in any other role. I did like Elizabeth Olsen though.

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rslade
Aug 10, 2013

Like the relationship, ultimately this film goes nowhere. Decent acting, somewhat odd relationships.

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golfprofrank
Jul 30, 2013

For the most part it was boring and uneventful. However, it did have its moments that were warm and educational.

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mudbone
Apr 21, 2013

Wonderfully drawn picture of a liberal arts education, hence the name of the film. Characters are empathetic and wonderfully understanding of others which a liberal arts education should accomplish. College should educate one not provide training for a trade. That comes latter. Try sitting in a deli at 2 am having a wonderful discussion on Nabokov wonderful and affirming.
A wonderful movie and I would like to know the characters.

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GuyN
Apr 06, 2013

This sweet movie is actually a paean to the Liberals Arts. It shows lovers of the Liberal Arts at 19, 35, 50, and 63 and, yes, the two primary characters who try a relationship are 19 and 35. Warning! This movie does not have the vital Vs (violence, villains, victims, and vapidity) but does contain moments of classical music, recited poetry, thoughtful letter writing, and intelligent walking conversation. If you were ever exposed to a Liberal Arts curriculum and enjoyed any part of it (or maybe even if you hated it) this meditation on the phenomenon could be very entertaining or amusing. Otherwise…

crb618 Jan 18, 2013

Awful! Long and drawn out. Unrealistic picture of college.

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ElainaL
Dec 11, 2014

ElainaL thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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