The film lives and dies on Alba's performance, and unfortunately she's not very good. |, May 6, 2011 Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! With Jessica Alba, Chris Messina, Sônia Braga, John Shea. Check box if your review contains spoilers, Mona Gray is a 20-year-old loner who, as a child, turned to math for salvation after her father became ill. As an adult, Mona now teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises. Cinemark

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A tone of fanciful absurdity is maintained throughout. Get details and trailers for the 30 biggest films coming out over the... Music title data, credits, and images provided by, Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. Yet, An Invisible Sign is mildly entertaining and has some charming moments.

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|, May 6, 2011 I have to say the first twenty minutes or so are very, very strange but as soon as the story picks up it is very interesting. Only diehard fans of Jessica Alba should try sitting through this, and trust me, it's still going to be tough.

Cuter than a basket of puppies licking a litter of kittens, An Invisible Sign is an excruciatingly whimsical collision of adult themes and kid-friendly aesthetic. An Invisible Sign: Film Review Affectless look at a math teacher trying to break out of her shell flunks its bigscreen test. Directed by Marilyn Agrelo.

When an errant ax lands in Alba's thigh, the film goes from inept to kind of brilliantly bad; it's a teachable moment, though lessons learned may vary.

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|, May 3, 2011 Sidney Poitier’s 7 Most Memorable Performances, All Harry Potter Movies Ranked Worst to Best by Tomatometer, Binge Guide: 5 Things to Watch If You Love. Tries desperately to be a quirky indie drama, but all the oddball characters and twee songs in the world can't save this dull and mostly pointless mess. A soupy, entirely unconvincing grab bag of unmotivated behaviors and unearned emotional payoffs, An Invisible Sign feels like part of some woebegone, misguided stab at indie credibility and image adjustment for Jessica Alba.

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| Rating: 1.5/4 Agrelo clumsily attempts to play jaunty larkiness against somber situations. Copyright © Fandango. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing An Invisible Sign near you. She definitely shines here.

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| Rotten (15). A good cast equipped with cute names is forced to muddle through terminal whimsy in this less-than-magical adaptation of Aimee Bender's adult fairy tale, sluggishly directed by Marilyn Agrelo, who more successfully helmed the delightful documentary "Mad Hot Ballroom.". They won't be able to see your review if you only submit your rating. | Top Critics (7) Coming Soon.

Review: An Invisible Sign An Invisible Sign got terrible reviews from all the critics. This kind of flew under the radar, but I strongly recommend checking it out. Read full review.

A soupy, entirely unconvincing grab bag of unmotivated behaviors and unearned emotional payoffs, An Invisible Sign feels like part of some woebegone, misguided stab at indie credibility and image adjustment for Jessica Alba.

Cuter than a basket of puppies licking a litter of kittens, "An Invisible Sign" is an excruciatingly whimsical collision of adult themes and kid-friendly aesthetic. |. ...a plodding, consistently tedious waste of time... Agrelo bumbles the mystery and borderline insanity of the material.

And there are a number of issues with the plot. Alba certainly tries her best at portraying not just a beauty but also a beautiful mind, yet very few things add up despite director Marilyn Agrelo's efforts. Verified reviews are considered more trustworthy by fellow moviegoers.

The summer movie season has officially come to a close, which means that... Summer Movie Preview: 30 Most-Anticipated Films. Except for two brief summits between Alba and Messina's pillowy lips, however, An Invisible Sign fails even to pander effectively.

Sign up here. What should be a bold depiction of a frazzled mind is instead a bewildering feature with a tenuous hold on human concerns. ...a plodding, consistently tedious waste of time... Agrelo bumbles the mystery and borderline insanity of the material. Copyright © Fandango. Coming Soon, Regal When an errant ax lands in Alba's thigh, the film goes from inept to kind of brilliantly bad; it's a teachable moment, though lessons learned may vary. You're almost there! Please click the link below to receive your verification email. |, May 5, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/5, May 6, 2011 Simply put, An Invisible Sign is one of the worst movies we've seen in a very, very long time. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy The plot is imbecile, beginning with Mona Gray's mother expelling her daughter out of her home without any reason. Don't have an account? and the Terms and Policies,

Despite the subject matter, An Invisible Sign is surprisingly heartfelt and witty. Forgot your password? Your Ticket Confirmation # is located under the header in your email that reads "Your Ticket Reservation Details". Alba certainly tries her best at portraying not just a beauty but also a beautiful mind, yet very few things add up despite director Marilyn Agrelo's efforts. Lukewarm dramedy is OK for teens but lacks power. From the trailer, I wasn't expecting much. It means well but has no energy, no soul.

PG-13 (Some Disturbing Images|Mature Thematic Material), Silverwood Films, However, after watching the film, it took me pleasantly by surprise.

I really don't understand why critics are trashing the film so bad.

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The film is a puzzling mix of sentiment, black humor, and loads and loads of nonsensical behavior. Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/10 David Noh Film Journal International One of the quirkiest films you will ever see! I definitely recommend this film.

| Rating: 2/5 Alba gives such a focused, interior portrayal that she just might have managed to carry the movie had it been better.

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What should be a bold depiction of a frazzled mind is instead a bewildering feature with a tenuous hold on human concerns.

Overall a very strange quirky dark comedy and was interesting enough to satisfy.

This happens to be one of Jessica Alba's best performances so far. Alba certainly tries her best at portraying not just a beauty but also a beautiful mind, yet very few things add up despite director Marilyn Agrelo's efforts. We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

Photos + Posters; Cast + Crew; May 6, 2011; 1 hr 36 min Drama; Tell us where you are Looking for movie tickets? and the Terms and Policies, Offhandedly charming, if a bit labored in its eccentricity.

Simply put, An Invisible Sign is one of the worst movies we've seen in a very, very long time.

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