Language Lessons

Language Lessons

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A Spanish teacher and her student develop an unexpected friendship in the feature directorial debut from actor Natalie Morales (Parks and Recreation), who also stars alongside Mark Duplass.

2021Rating: M, Coarse languageUSADuplass Brothers Productions
Drama

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Language Lessons | Awards

Award Winner
Winner of the 2021 SXSW Audience Award (Narrative Spotlight).

Language Lessons | Reviews

96%96 reviews

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Language Lessons is an emotionally intricate watch that didn’t need manufactured drama to make an impact.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Instead of making Cariño and Adam interesting, Duplass and Morales make things happen to them.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Morales and Duplass have the chemistry and the acting chops to carry this unexpectedly moving film...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Morales' winning Language Lessons offers one of the best uses of the format yet, a “Zoom film” that utilises its constraints to craft an intimate, expressive two-hander...

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NPR

NPR

It's a full experience, in a very compact space. I'm very impressed.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

There’s little effort to make the film appear traditionally cinematic in a way that’s ultimately truer to the material.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Feel-good yet not cloying, Language Lessons wraps its comforting graciousness around you and says, “No estás solo / You are not alone.”

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

As a performer, Morales is laughably smart, sympathetic, and engaging, and what’s so clever about Language Lessons is the deployment of that allure.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Had the film trusted its self-imposed minimalism a little more, it might have been a lot more successful as a character study.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Language Lessons... is a small-scale debut but one graced with charm and genuine heart.

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Language Lessons | Release Details

Language Lessons is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Prime Video Store.