Greener Grass

critic Reviews

80% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score80%
  • Greener Grass is far from the first comedy to skewer suburbia -- but it might be among the most bizarre and surreally distinctive.
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    Aly CavinessMidwest Film Journal
    Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe solidify themselves as reigning queens of satire.
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    Markie Robson-ScottThe Arts Desk
    Greener Grass is full of dark, delicious weirdness. Don't look too hard for deeper meaning.
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    Carey-Ann PawseyOrca Sound
    Though our world has become a rather strange place it is in no way as bizarro as directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe short film Greener Grass.
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    Amanda MazzilloFilm Inquiry
    Greener Grass is strange in the best way, and that's just what I look for in a comedy. Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe created a wonderfully surreal comedy that perfectly captures the absurdity of suburbia.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Jaime Fa de LucasCulturamas
    [Greener Grass] might have been funny on paper, but it dosn't work on the screen and even ends up being irritating. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Sophie Monks KaufmanLittle White Lies
    A hypnotic watch, yet hard to pin down.
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    Alexa DalbyDog and Wolf
    Greener Grass ridicules a very American way of suburban life and social interaction that perhaps doesn't have as much visceral relevance in this country: the idea is stretched thinly, it's a laugh but the fun palls over a feature length film.
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    Emma SimmondsThe List
    It might feel a little rough round the edges but, for a first feature, makes for quite the introduction; like the backstabbers in their sights, this pair are clearly ones to watch.
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    Rubén RosarioPunch Drunk Movies
    It's clear [Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe], who cut their teeth doing improv before making movies, have the chops to sustain this high-wire act, because most of the gags land.
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    Chris KnightNational Post
    I can see what the filmmakers are aiming for, but suburban life seems too easy a target, and the surreal comedy too broad to deliver the desired impact.
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