• R, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Pat O'Connor
    In Theaters:
    Apr 4, 1997 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 13, 2001
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Inventing the Abbotts Reviews

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

| Original Score: 3/5

November 2, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Offers an inventive and engaging exploration of emotional intelligence.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

August 26, 2002
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

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 Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 27, 2001
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 8/10

January 1, 2000
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

September 7, 2011
Emanuel Levy
Variety
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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 Source: Variety | Original Score: C

August 8, 2007
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 1/5

March 18, 2006
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

April 2, 2005
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

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 Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 2/4

July 1, 2004
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

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 Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 18, 2004
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

| Original Score: 2/5

November 25, 2003
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly

| Original Score: 0/5

August 21, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 2/4

March 16, 2003

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 12, 2002
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 5/10

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002

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January 9, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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May 11, 2001
Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
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February 14, 2001
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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January 1, 2000
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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January 1, 2000
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
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