“Liberal Arts”

Finding redemption in small-town love
Josh Radnor and Elizabeth Olsen
Directed by Josh Radnor

The most nagging flaw of "Liberal Arts," Josh Radnor’s self-consciously precious second film, comes to full fruition in a late scene, showcasing the hilariously tart-tongued Allison Janney (who also nearly saved "Juno" from its bout of cutesiness). Jesse (Radnor), an ill-at-ease thirty-five year-old college admissions director, has been straining to reconcile his conflicting feelings for an ... more >