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Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007) They speak in oddly incomplete yet articulate sentences; they have blogs and hobbies and, on occasion, real jobs. Beyond that, what defines the slacker-geek twentysomething… 2007-08-22 Unrated PT83M Drama IFC First Take
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Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

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Gerwig and Mark Duplass keep their distance
Image credit: Joe Swanberg
Gerwig and Mark Duplass keep their distance
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Aug 22, 2007; Rated: Unrated; Length: 83 Minutes; Genre: Drama; Distributor: IFC First Take

They speak in oddly incomplete yet articulate sentences; they have blogs and hobbies and, on occasion, real jobs. Beyond that, what defines the slacker-geek twentysomething men and women who wander through Joe Swanberg's too-hip-to-be-romantic comedy Hannah Takes the Stairs is that they treat their libidos as minor accessories — only to stammer through every casual conversation as if they were on a first Internet date. Hannah (Greta Gerwig), the peroxided heroine, leaps from one hookup to the next, but is she searching for passion or just treading water? In the new generational film movement that's been dubbed ''Mumblecore,'' it's often hard to tell the difference. B-

Originally posted Sep 05, 2007 Published in issue #953-954 Sep 14, 2007 Order article reprints