Duck Butter

Duck Butter

Duck Butter

Dissatisfied with the dishonesty they see in dating, strangers Naima and Sergio make a pact to spend 24 straight hours together in an attempt to fast forward their relationship. Starring Alia Shawkat (Search Party), who also co-wrote the film, and Laia Costa (Victoria). 

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Duck Butter | Reviews

55%38 reviews

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Village Voice

Village Voice

In scope, it’s a modest movie (and purposefully so), but the relationships and impulses it portrays are anything but minor.

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Decider

Decider

It is not a light movie (as the trailers might suggest), but it’s a unique, refreshing one, driven by remarkable performances from Shawkat and Costa.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Emotionally intense but psychologically facile...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A candid, smart and sexy dissection of a relationship... that feels like an instant classic.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Its lack of a discernible visual style renders the quotidian details forgettable, and saps the story of some of its intensity...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Watching a couple bicker about the specifics of their relationship can be illuminating when done right, but here it becomes a chore, the problems they encounter feeling contrived and silly.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Frequently silly, only fitfully involving and often surprisingly banal...

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Variety

Variety

It feels like we’re seeing the director’s cut of an IKEA commercial.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A movie that reminds you that sometimes all you need in realist fiction is a glimpse into another person’s being - but with heart and intelligence, good craft and technique.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Just like what Naima and Sergio are doing, the movie is itself an impulsive, fleeting relationship experiment with mixed results.

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