This new comedy with a heart offers a reminder of why marriage and divorce make for the strangest of bedfellows. More…
From the show:
It’s self-made billionaire Richard Killingworth's daughter’s big day! The last person he wants to see is his estranged wife Mavis—the woman who put the “ex” in “exes.” Celebrating with his best friend Dick, who happens to be Mavis’ first husband, Richard’s life turns upside down when the Queen of Chaos drops in, unannounced, with her new fiancé in tow. Throw in a sharp-tongued butler (um, house manager), a champagne-soaked bridezilla and a snarky stepson, and you have the perfect storm of pandemonium—the fun kind—in this comedy with a heart, reminding us why marriage and divorce make for the strangest of bedfellows.
See it if you like a play with dialogue that's overdone, predictable characters and silly story. The actors are good but wasted in poor dialogue.
Don't see it if you like a funny, witty show with true comical plot.
See it if You think it will be entertaining like a Noel Coward drawing room play. It misses the mark. The actors try their best. Story is lacking.
Don't see it if You expect a polished comedy with likable characters. Best part was the last five minutes. Very slow moving and drawn out, needs editing.
See it if pleasant show with some funny moments; an excellent John Coleman Taylor as the British house manager
Don't see it if don't want forced dialogue*, want a drawing room comedy that has more funny moments and/or fewer farcical ones in other parts
See it if you are intrigued by a prequel to a Boston blue blood version of “The Odd Couple” and an upity servant in the mode of “Upstairs Downstairs.”
Don't see it if you have no patience for a 2-hour, sometimes tedious drama with few funny and creative moments, uneven acting talent, cliche and no surprise
See it if You're easily entertained. Bland, pointless script performed by capable actors badly directed in a mash-up of diverse acting styles.
Don't see it if Don't. Vapid attempt at modern Philip Barry or George Kaufman without the laughs, wit or social commentary/critique; leaves one asking: Why?
See it if you want to watch a funny production about a dysfunctional family that provides some solid laughs and contains a silly plot.
Don't see it if you want something more serious and/or a show with three-dimensional characters and significant character development.
See it if you like a show with some comical moments. Some acting very good, Some acting forced and a bit hysteric. Overall, easy to watch.
Don't see it if you want a serious, well thought out show. The plot has some areas that left me wondering about character motives.
See it if ..you like a mediocre version of a Noel Coward-like comedy of manners. Two ex husbands are now pals. Their mutual ex shows up uninvited...
Don't see it if Banal comedy ensues. Overacted.
See it if You’re looking for a show to pass the time. The Exes is watchable, but forgettable.
Don't see it if You want to see a consistently funny comedy. You enjoy three dimensional characters and clever writing.
See it if You like rather contrived 'situation' comedy with stock characters but with a few laughs and good lines along the way.
Don't see it if You don't like rather fluffy and over-long situation comedies a bit over-acted and predictable.
See it if You are interested in the complicated relationships among exes. Halfway between a sitcom and a soap.
Don't see it if You are looking for hilarity. There are few laughs. If you are looking for a profound show, or even light fun. (The poster lies.)
See it if you are interested in a trivial story with uninteresting characters.
Don't see it if you need your acting to be real, the dialogue to be sharp and the story to be believable.
See it if You want to waste a couple of hours. Has a few chuckles but this show needs a lot of cleaning up. Actors do what they can with the material.
Don't see it if You are looking for a good set, good plot, and an ending that makes sense. Divorce is not much fun...Exes wasn't either .
See it if You do not mind a rather long, not well written, not very funny “comedy.” Performance was at a B level.
Don't see it if You expect quick, witty dialogue. Of a comedy.
See it if you like complicated relationship dramas whose intricacies slowly unfold throughout the show. Also if you like semi-comedy and semi-camp.
Don't see it if you expect a full-on comedy or drama or campy farce. It has bits of each but not enough of any, which left me wondering what it was.