Length: 97 minutes
Actors: Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Radnor, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, Zac Efron, Kate Burton, Elizabeth Reaser, Michael Weston, Kristen Bush, John Magaro
Newly single and uninspired by his job in college admissions, the introverted Jesse Fisher (Josh Radnor) lives with his head buried in a book. His deep nostalgia for his own alma mater in Ohio - the dining halls and dorm rooms, the parties and poetry seminars - makes him wonder if his best days are behind him. So when his favorite professor (Richard Jenkins) invites him back to campus to speak at his retirement dinner, Jesse jumps at the chance. Meeting Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen) - a precocious classical music-loving sophomore - awakens in Jesse long-dormant feelings of possibility and connection.
Elizabeth Olsen is beguiling in Liberal Arts, and Josh Radnor has a true filmmaker's eye for detail and atmosphere. -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
The wittiest, most perceptive campus comedy in years. -- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
An artful blend of tenderness and sharp, clear-eyed observations. Its characters talk like real people -- who also happen to be smart, appealing and thoughtful. -- Claudia Puig, USA Today