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A quick look at films opening in theaters March 14 and 16.

Jeff, Who Lives At Home (March 16, Paramount Vantage)
Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass

Jason Segel plays a 30-year-old who smokes pot, watches Signs in his mom's basement and helps brother Ed Helms investigate possible clues that his wife (Judy Greer) is with another man. Their mom (Susan Sarandon) harbors her own mystery. "An amusingly fate-directed afternoon of gumshoe misadventures," wrote THR's John DeFore  from Toronto, "a short and sweet outing that pulls back from the comedy of Cyrus in favor of character-defining vignettes and moments of grace."

Kid With a Bike (March 16, IFC)

Directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

The illustrious Belgian brothers won their fifth major prize at Cannes for the drama about 11-year-old Cyril (Thomas Doret), caught among abandoning dad Jeremie Renier, kindly hairdresser Cecile de France and thug Egon Di Mateo, who preys on the kid's hunger for love to recruit him as a thief. "A robustly plotted and highly suspenseful battle to save uncontrollable Cyril from self-destruction," wrote David Rooney. 

Natural Selection (March 16, Cinema Guild)
Directed by Robbie Pickering

Neglected wife Linda (Rachael Harris) finds out that her husband watches Bible-based porn at a sperm bank and fathered a son (Matt O'Leary). So she goes on a liberating road trip with the Jesus-hating son. "A landslide of awards at SXSW can't hurt prospects for this debut feature," wrote DeFore.  

Gerhard Richter Painting (March 14, Kino Lorber)
Directed by Corinna Belz

"A must-see for followers of contemporary painting," wrote DeFore from Toronto. The doc takes us through the great artist's process, from creation to gallery opening. Most fascinating of all is a three-month montage "in which a painting morphs repeatedly in directions an outsider could never predict. Actually, as it turns out, an insider couldn't predict it either."

ALSO OPENING

Detachment (Tribeca). Directed by Tony Kaye

Casa De Mi Padre (Lionsgate). Directed by Matt Piedmont

 

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