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Flower is hilarious one moment, tender the next and takes some surprising turns. And it certainly doesn’t hurt to have a dynamic lead who steadily navigates the twists with an emotional authenticity that keeps the movie on its bumpy track.
The New York Times
Cruelly amoral and only marginally credible, Flower is nevertheless wildly entertaining and at times even touching.
The Film Stage
Even with the ways it handles some dicey thematic material, Flower is an engaging ride that largely serves as a vehicle for the excellent Deutch, and further shines the spotlight on telling stories about empathetic young women.
Flower is messy and imperfect and above all else a star-making role for Deutch, who carries this film from funny to tragic and back again.
At times, [Deutch's] performance is perhaps even too strong for the film that’s cobbled together around it, as the actress so convincingly indicates at Erica’s vibrant and complex inner life that she embarrasses the script’s feeble attempts to diagnose and solve her character.
There are two movies here, and the actors handle that duality well. But the brooding darkness lurking inside these characters needs a drama of its own.
Audiences get a collection of great performances, led by a truly exceptional one, in search of a script that’s worthy of them in a movie with so much to offer that disappointingly, but bafflingly, seems determined to add up to less than the sum of its parts.
The Hollywood Reporter
Uneasily combining its determinedly edgy plotline with failed sentimentality, Flower is redeemed only by Zoey Deutch’s magnetic performance, which would be star-making if in the service of a better vehicle.
Flower is a sentimental work of faux nihilism, pandering to children who’re just discovering alienation.
There are some movies that are misguided in a simple way, and then there are those rare unrelentingly awful movies like Flower that decide to go wrong in as many ways as possible in as short a time as possible.
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