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Mind the Gap (2005)

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Average Rating: 4.9/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 6

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Five New Yorkers come to terms with the bittersweet reality of life in this collection of intertwined stories. Single dad Sam struggles to raise his son; elderly Herb honors a deceased friend with a perilous act; musician Jody worries what heartache will do to her pacemaker; free-spirited Malissa cares for her sick mother; and John reels from his failed marriage. Eric Schaeffer, Alan King, Charles Parnell, Jill Sobule and Elizabeth Reaser star.

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Drama, Television, Comedy

Jul 12, 2005

Showtime Networks Inc.

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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (7)

The coincidences are almost all supremely transparent and the characters gratingly quirky, two faults that committed acting almost redeems. But not quite.

December 16, 2004 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
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The performances are solid, even when the roles are aggressively whimsical.

November 29, 2004 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
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There are a couple of affecting moments here and there, but they are lost amid more than two snail-paced hours of often maudlin tedium.

November 4, 2004 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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You can see what's coming five minutes into the movie, but capable acting lends it a certain superficial charm.

November 4, 2004 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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Warm-hearted but clear-eyed indie effort richly repays audience patience during deliberately paced and provocatively allusive early scenes with a cumulative emotional impact that is immensely satisfying.

November 4, 2004 Full Review Source: Variety
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An overly ambitious, overly complex and overly long opus that bites off more than it can chew.

November 1, 2004
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It's moving, poignant, funny, and charming. Best of all, the characters get the closure they need and when they find renewed hope, it lifts your spirits.

December 17, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com

Because the performances are so true, we believe in these people, even when they're doing unbearably wacky things.

November 26, 2004 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Formulaic but surprisingly affecting.

September 24, 2004 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Despite its flaws, Mind the Gap comes together as a beautiful portrait of seemingly unrelated ties that lead to important shifts in the lives of total strangers.

September 11, 2004 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Schaeffer's voice represents the Average Joe in a bar who thinks he has all the answers about the human condition but has nothing interesting to say. Yet, he keeps talking.

April 6, 2004 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

This is a solid under-the-radar sleeper.

April 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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