- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: August 22, 2006
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Criterion
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
- Additional Release Material:
- Shorts: CONRAD AND BUTLER TAKE A VACATION (2000)
- Outtakes: Deleted Scenes
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
- Noel Baumbach - Director
- Noel Baumbach - Director; Chris Eigeman, Josh Hamilton, Carlos Jacott - Stars
- Essay: Jonathan Rosenbaum
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Who would you rather be stranded on a deserted island with, MacNeil or Lehrer'"
- first line of dialogue.
Rolling Stone - 09/21/1995
"...[A] wryly comic mood piece....Scenes move from hurt to resigned laughter and ring poignantly true..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/12/1996
"...[The dialogue] scales the heights of post-Salinger acidity and provides an element of charming pathos..." -- Rating: B+
Variety - 10/02/1995
"...An easy, low-key tone, with nicely framed shots and subtle camera movements....Baumbach draws good performances from his cast..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/25/1995
"...Baumbach surely does make these characters, all of whom are impeccably acted, absolutely real....Baumbach builds unobtrusively to a knock-your-socks-off finish that allows KICKING AND SCREAMING to conclude on its strongest note..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/10/1995
"...[The film has] a good eye and a terrific ear..."
Premiere - 10/01/2006
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he balance is introspective, goofy, sharp, and every bit as relevant at the beginning of this century as it was at the end of the last decade."
A witty, New York-set talk-fest about a group of twentysomethings who, with college degrees and no prospects, lean on each other and a friendly local bartender in their quest for the meaning of life.
A group of recent college graduates hover around campus unable to cut the umbilical cord of academic life.