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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 30, 2012
... rises above its Lifetime-channel trappings ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
July 26, 2012
Examines the costs of broken, fatherless relationships in subtle but direct ways. Yet it is not a downer of a movie, nor is it superficially cheery. A great cast helps.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com
July 13, 2012
Alex Kurtzman, in his directorial debut, delivers a compelling and emotional dramedy about a man who discovers he has a sister he knew nothing about.
Full Review | Original Score: 7
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 12, 2012
Both improbable and dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
July 11, 2012
There's absolutely no reason why anyone should like a formulaic story like this, except for that mysterious thing called "chemistry." It works perfectly.
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
July 3, 2012
Finally a movie with a realistic or at least possible plot, and Pfeiffer and Banks show their talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
July 2, 2012
The formidable talent of the cast believably turns the contrivance-navigating characters into (yes) people like us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 2, 2012
It's a pic that could have been real bad if the actors didn't give it a heart and a measure of sincerity.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
July 1, 2012
Director Alex Kurtzman occasionally makes some decisions that undermine the veracity of the tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
July 1, 2012
...wonderful acting by Banks, Pine, D'Addario, and Pfeiffer complement the the excellence and tenderness of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 1, 2012
Comes across as forced and manipulative.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
July 1, 2012
We've been here a hundred times before
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 30, 2012
Best of all is Elizabeth Banks ... Come to think of it, Banks is frequently the best thing about any movie in which she appears -- tell me again why she isn't a huge star?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 30, 2012
It seems ridiculous to dance around plot details when the movie allows the audience to get ahead of the story and to stay there as events laboriously unfold.
Monica Castillo
Dig Boston
June 30, 2012
Everybody gets angry at each other because no one talks or uses reason.
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
June 30, 2012
This cinematic gem is the perfect counter-programming to the typical noisy summer blockbusters. It grabs you by the heartstrings and elicits a deeply felt emotional pull. The ending will leave you in tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
June 29, 2012
Would I be out of line assuming this soap opera is going to end with a lot of big hugs?
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jordan Hoffman
ScreenCrush
June 29, 2012
a perfectly acceptable 'Jerry Maguire'-lite for people who like to put their noses in other people's problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
June 29, 2012
I can't imagine that this film wouldn't have been considerably better if it moved at a brisker pace.
Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 29, 2012
It's encouraging to see a wielder of studio heft test his mettle with the all-too-human. In a season of superheroes and their nemeses, Kurtzman takes on characters hurting, hoping, trying to rise to the occasion of family.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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