Barefoot (film)

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Barefoot
Barefoot Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Andrew Fleming
Produced by Lisa Demetree
David Scharf
Written by Stephen Zotnowski
Starring Evan Rachel Wood
Scott Speedman
Treat Williams
Kate Burton
J. K. Simmons
Music by Michael Penn
Cinematography Alexander Gruszynski
Edited by Tara Timpone
Production
company
WhiteFlame Productions
Distributed by Roadside Attractions
Release dates
  • February 2, 2014 (2014-02-02) (SBIFF)
  • February 21, 2014 (2014-02-21) (limited)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $15,071[1]

Barefoot is a 2014 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Evan Rachel Wood, Scott Speedman, Treat Williams, Kate Burton and J. K. Simmons. It is a remake of the 2005 German film Barfuss. The film premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 2, 2014, before receiving a limited release on February 21, 2014.

Plot[edit]

The "black sheep" son of a rich family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naïve young woman home for his brother's wedding to convince his family that he's finally straightened out his life. She impresses the family with her genuine, if unstable charm. Along the way they fall into an improbable love.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Barefoot received mostly negative reviews. On film aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, it currently holds an 11% rating, with an average score of 3.9/10, based on nineteen reviews.[2]

Barbara VanDenburgh of the Arizona Republic rated the film 1.5 out of 5 stars and called the film an "offensively infantilizing [...] spectacularly wrong-headed, chemistry-free romance, and too dumb to know how sexist it is" and calling Evan Rachel Wood's character "a cartoon character" similar to the Little Mermaid who "all but brushes her hair with a fork".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barefoot". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Barefoot (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ VanDenburgh, Barbara. "Review: 'Barefoot'". Arizona Republic. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 

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