Touching look at tough mom-daughter relationship.
| Original Score: 4/5
A keenly observed chronicle of a single mother at the crossroads of self-realization, Gavin O'Connor's debut features a wonderful, Oscar-caliber performance from British Janet McTeer.
| Original Score: B
A mother-daughter flick that is filled with satisfying surprises and two very fine performances.
[McTeer] radiates openness, optimism, and sensuality; she captures the casual, easy-going exterior and the pain and insecurity and weariness underneath, too.
Tumbleweeds impresses with its freshly considered action and total avoidance of the stale and routine.
The perfect showcase for McTeer.
Features two unforgettable performances from a pair of actresses who are bound to make their mark in the movies.
One of the most magical movie moments of the year.
The screen chemistry between McTeer and Brown, conveying a fierce attachment to one another in the face of life's uncertainty, that is really thrilling to watch.
It's the two leads, however, who truly make the film, with their incredible chemistry and infectious energy.
Your enjoyment of the film will entirely depend on just how irritating you find McTeer's Mary Jo.
| Original Score: 2/4
When the film is as lovingly put together as this funny and heartwarming one is, it is one to be savored.
| Original Score: 3/4
Someone tell me please--what is the point of this film?
| Original Score: .5/5
A handful of insightful scenes can't stop this slight movie from tumbling into the realm of soap opera.
Remarkably uneventful and rarely compelling.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Beyond the leads' accomplishments, the movie isn't exceptional.
The slim story didn't hold my interest.
| Original Score: C
A deeply and disappointingly conventional picture masquerading as a free-spirited one.
A delicate drama, short on plot but rich in memorable characters.
The authenticity rings as loud and true as a gas station bell.