The Land of Steady Habits

The Land of Steady Habits

The Land of Steady Habits

Ben Mendelsohn is a wealthy, newly divorced financier with scant few future plans in this domestic drama based on Ted Thompson's novel.

"Ben Mendelsohn plays Anders Hill, a middle-aged man who has divorced his wife, Helene (Edie Falco), and surrendered the comforts of affluent family life for… well, he's not sure. Retired from work, freed from marriage, and largely abandoned by his adult son Preston (Thomas Mann), he seeks that liberating lightness he once had. But awkward dates prove unsatisfying, even with a woman as lively as Barbara (Connie Britton). Anders finds himself drifting towards adolescent adventures, trying to befriend his neighbour's teenage son Charlie (Charlie Tahan), and joining in risk-taking he should have outgrown decades ago." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2018Rating: M98 minsUSA
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The Land of Steady Habits / Reviews

Variety

Variety

No matter how much you want to like the film, something is missing: a spark, a shimmer, a thrust of discovery.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The performances have sufficient grit - and the writing has just enough polish - to make "The Land of Steady Habits" feel unpredictable and fresh.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A droll, sad and relentlessly truthful study of suburban ennui...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Laying it all out with a piercing authenticity, Holofcener makes us hope that the wait till her next feature is not quite so long.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

If the centre holds, it's thanks to the enthralling performance by Mendelsohn, one of the most compelling character actors of any era.

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