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'Results' review: Cobie Smulders & Co. build a better rom-com

'Results' review: Cobie Smulders & Co. build a better rom-com

There are moments, midway through a montage sequence where the heroine tries on a succession of new outfits, when the death of the romantic comedy seems like a fine idea. But now and then, as if by magic, along comes a film in that grimly degraded genre that feels fresh and a little bit complicated. For example, now at the Music Box: writer-director Andrew Bujalski's terrific, mellow "Results." This is the Austin, Texas-based Bujalski's fifth feature. Across those five — "Funny Ha Ha," "Mutual Appreciation," the beautiful identical-twins portrait "Beeswax," the droll "Computer Chess" and now this ensemble piece, his...

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