"Liberal Arts" jumps the usual indie film hurdles with great acting and a strong script. Jesse, played by Josh Radnor, is in a dead end job and a foundering relationship. When one of his favorite college professors announces retirement, Jesse takes the opportunity to relive his glory days. As his life unravels, an unlikely romantic relationship with a student creates new options, but also new complications. It turns out Jesse has more to learn from his alma mater. He is not alone. Some of the professors he admires also get hard lessons. By turns funny, dramatic, charming and heartbreaking; this indie has some surprises, but never loses sight of the theme to make the most of life, even if it hurts.
--Cindy F., Headquarters