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Sing Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace (2006)

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Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 25
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 20

An unconvincing retreat of The Big Chill, Sing Now lacks empathetic characters and good tunes.

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Average Rating: 3.9/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 9

An unconvincing retreat of The Big Chill, Sing Now lacks empathetic characters and good tunes.

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SING NOW or Forever Hold Your Peace is an ensemble comedy about a group of men who sang together in an a cappella group in college. Fifteen years later they reunite to perform at a friend's wedding. During a long weekend rehearsing together, the men reflect on how their lives have progressed -- and in some cases, regressed --since their college heyday. --© Strand Releasing

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Drama, Art House & International, Comedy

Bruce Leddy

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Take out all the elements of The Big Chill that made you like that film and keep the ones that annoyed you and you've got The Wedding Weekend.

May 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Arizona Republic
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The title is the least of the film's problems; far more significant is its failed attempt to make its protagonists endearing instead of obnoxious.

April 28, 2007 Full Review Source: AV Club
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One long sour note.

April 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
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Molly Shannon, as the raunchy wife of the group's most reserved member, is the best-known actor in the cast and its most obnoxious.

April 27, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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The actors are well cast and effective. As a film, Sing Now, shot on location, is as attractive as its cast.

April 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Its dramatic freight lurches, and intriguing characters (a sex savant, an Indian human beat box) are sold short; a thinning of the ranks might have helped.

April 27, 2007
New York Times
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It's an inoffensive and unchallenging little film.

June 6, 2008
Kansas City Star

Indie buddy comedy hits too many wrong notes.

October 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The cast veers from overly theatrical (Rogers) to amusing (Molly Shannon as Ted's wife Shannon, a woman who speaks her mind without thinking about the consequences) to spot on (Harbour, DeWitt, Basche, and several others).

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews
Murphy's Movie Reviews

Cute is as cute does. Not much more. Eh.

May 14, 2007
Greenwich Village Gazette

The cinematic equivalent of catchy soft-rock elevator music.

April 30, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

It's pretty insubstantial stuff.

April 27, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

As for the singing, it's pleasant but unctuous and, frankly, made me squirm.

April 27, 2007
Reel.com

Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace is a poor man's Big Chill, proving that navel gazing isn't the sole province of early baby boomers.

April 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

Do we really need another movie with thirtysomethings who ache to re-live their college years? C'mon, guys, grow up!

April 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Sing Now/Wedding Weekend has a marvelous personality to it that does wonders to alleviate the problem areas that plague the script.

April 26, 2007 Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com
BrianOrndorf.com

A transparent Big Chill rip-off where all the soap opera's characters share the same toxic personality. Jumpin' Jehosaphat!

April 26, 2007 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
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