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27 September 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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Josh Radnor's Liberal Arts, the writer/director/actor's follow-up to 2010's Happythankyoumoreplease, tickled crowds at Sundance London last year and should repeat the trick when it gets a UK cinema release next week. For one thing, as this new clip shows, it's got Allison Janney in it; a fact that automatically earns it an MA (Hons) in general excellence.



Janney plays the hard-bitten English tenured professor in the small liberal arts college once attended by Jesse Fisher,  Radnor's 30-something admissions professor. Acutely aware of his advancing years but still smitten like a teenager, Fisher fawns on his old don. In return, she treats him with very un-C.J. Cregg-like disdain.

Will they bond over Stendhal or just catch up on old times? On this evidence, probably neither. Throw Elizabeth Olsen's sassy sophomore and a mentor played with wry weariness by Richard Jenkins into the mix, and Jesse's nostalgic return to his old college threatens to become something a lot more complex.

Liberal Arts is in cinemas from October 5.


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I saw this on Monday at an advanced screening. Its a "Nice" film but not groundbreaking in any way and Janney is possibly the best thing in the movie, although this is about half of the total time she is in the film! Elizabeth Olsen is also good. More

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I saw this on Monday at an advanced screening. Its a "Nice" film but not groundbreaking in any way and Janney is possibly the best thing in the movie, although this is about half of the total time she is in the film! Elizabeth Olsen is also good. More

Posted by Hulkwarriors at 13:39 on 28 September 2012 | Report This Post

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