Inventing the Abbotts Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
Variety
August 8, 2007
Cast of newcomers is appealing, but this small-town melodrama is so old-fashioned and out-of-touch with contemporary youth that it feels as if it were made the same time that its story is set, in 1957.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 1, 2004
In the end, it adds up to nothing more than a humorless, forgettable nostalgia piece with carefully re-created costumes and settings from the Eisenhower years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 18, 2004
If looked at in the right perspective, as a soap and not as the serious drama it pretends to be, this is quite diverting, if emotionally hollow, melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 26, 2002
Offers an inventive and engaging exploration of emotional intelligence.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
It is rare to find a film that treats teenagers and young adults as real people who think for themselves, and own up to their mistakes
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Would be a lot more fun were it a trashy Troy Donahue-Diane McBain vehicle ground out by Warner Bros. in 1960.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 18, 2006
| Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 2, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
November 2, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
November 25, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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