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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Leighton Meester
Hugh Laurie
Catherine Keener
Directors
Julian Farino
Screenwriters
Ian Helfer
Jay Reiss
Running Time
90 minutes

The Oranges
Better than Keith Lemon


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Plot
Two New Jersey families, the Wallings (Hugh Laurie and Catherine Keener) and the Ostroffs (Oliver Platt and Allison Janney), are best friends and neighbours. But when Nina Ostroff (Meester) returns home after a five-year gap, their lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil.


Verdict
The storyline delicately tiptoes along the line of good taste and is embroidered by a first-rate cast. Still, a knockout moment is missing.


Reviewed by Olly Richards

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