A chick flick that's as yummy as eating bon-bons.
| Original Score: 3/5
... a great big ol' commercial for the Wal-Mart
| Original Score: C-
The script, based on a novel by Billie Lett, is sprinkled with phrases meant to be poignant and funny, but sound like repackaged cliches.
| Original Score: 2/4
| Original Score: 3/4
Not possessing much in the way of a character arc, saints are boring to watch and impossible to act.
This is as irritating as chick flicks come and it's a real disappointment since Portman's talents are totally wasted.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Unfortunately, the spirited performances (notably Stockard Channing as the benevolent Sister Husband) buckle under the weight of the implausibly overloaded script.
The scenes feel forced, producing episodic plotting and calling attention to the characters' superficiality.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Terrific, grounded performances by Natalie Portman as Novalee and Ms. Judd as Lexie are the saving graces of the movie.
A rambling but rich examination of both the human spirit and the oft-undiscussed need for a greater community that each of us can plug into.
| Original Score: C+
Where the heart is trató de abarcar mucho y dar un mensaje demasiado moralista. Pero indudablemente Natalie brilla.
| Original Score: 7.5/10
The film appears to be one big advertisement for the giant department store Wal-Mart and its trailer park clientele.
| Original Score: D
Reveals what complex blunderers we all are. Luckily, we are often blessed with friends who help us pick up the pieces.
Love, loss, and family. Bring tissues.
So much plot is crammed in, it's like a feature-length soap.
| Original Score: 2/5
Deceptively hidden beneath the jokes and the novel premise is a surprisingly convincing view of modern community.
| Original Score: B
Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel apparently couldn't resist dressing the movie up like a Baskin-Robbins ice cream cake with lots of precious, cutesy comic touches.
In taking cheap shots at those of us who don't live in Manhattan, Williams and company undermine the real strengths of their movie.
A swamp of clichés, contrivances, and cheap ham-and-cheese hero sentimentality.
The movie is sweet-natured enough, but when its litany of tragedies demands a tougher tone, the script ... fails to deliver the much-needed veracity.