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Review: ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ is lousy Linklater

Richard Linklater directed this? Yes, the same person who brought us “Boyhood,” “Before Sunrise” and “Everybody Wants Some!!” has turned “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” — Maria Semple’s popular, funny, satirical novel — into common family schmaltz. His usual ability to balance warm and weird has apparently gone on summer break. Bernadette (Cate Blanchett) is an eccentric woman who looks like Edna Mode from “The Incredibles” and speaks in cruel, overly witty quips. She lives as a semi-recluse in a dilapidated house on an overgrown hill in Seattle with her software developer husband (Billy Crudup) and precocious teen daughter Bee (Emma Nelson). Everybody hates Bernadette, but she DGAF. She mocks the prim and pr ...
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