Wharton and Pursell are both immensely engaging and always believable. [...] An ambitious mix of fiction and documentary.
Henny Garfunkel for Paper Magazine at the Provincetown International Film Festival
The movie remains a soulful meditation on what brings couples together and tears them apart. Kristen and Sarah’s dilemma is believable, and the doc subjects are smart and soulful.
The easy chemistry between Adona (Nicole Pursell) and [...] Tommy (Nathaniel Peart) is another highlight, as their characters connect the rest of the family with voices of sanity. [...] The Witch of St. Elmora Street is a comedy that has the power to tear your heart apart before you have a chance to escape its charm.
With their bold outer borough accents, rampant drama, and wacky superstitions that you’d be too afraid to entirely disbelieve, this family is at once crazy and all too real. [...] The Witch of St. Elmora Street is packed with an impressive cast who bring to life characters utterly alive and sympathetic. Completely at home in their sometimes outrageous, sometimes sobering characters, it seemed to me that every actor gave their all.
Jackie and Alex (Nicole Pursell and Sarah Wharton) face a nonexistent sex life and a lack of communication after eight years of commitment [...] and the LBD in That’s Not Us is handled with nuance and refreshing humanity. [...] Jackie and Alex show us the importance of not making assumptions, and that it’s okay not to be a mind reader, but to make sure needs are expressed in order to be met.
That’s Not Us is a different movie experience. This romantic comedy that follows three couples (one lesbian, one gay and one straight) over the course of a weekend getaway is completely improvised.Your eyes will be glued to long-term girlfriends Alex (Sarah Wharton) and Jackie (Nicole Pursell), who are struggling with lesbian bed death, but handle it–shockingly–like adults.
The chemistry they all have with one another pulls you in and keeps you until the credits roll making you feel they truly have known one another their entire lives. [...] Jackie (Nicole Pursell) has something on her mind and in her heart but is pretending there’s nothing wrong while Alex (Sarah Wharton) can feel the tension but doesn’t want to start the conversation in fear that it would lead them down a path which won’t lead them back to one another. [...] This film delves into the delicate nature and problems relationships face every day with such grace and nuance. I couldn’t blink [for] fear of missing that tell-tale glance or look which would ease the pain each individual character holds.