• R, 2 hr. 4 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Mike Binder
    In Theaters:
    Mar 23, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 9, 2007
  • Sony Pictures

Critic Review - Observer [UK]

This is a rather glossy confection, extremely well performed, in which everyone's problems are perfectly resolved.

April 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Observer [UK] | Comments (2)
Observer [UK]


T M.


Liked this movie a lot, didn't have the usual American gloss throughout, nor ending and the moments of comic interjection help shape the characters creating an enjoyable movie.

Fail to see how all problems are 'perfectly' resolved. Sandler's character is left in hanging in such an ambiguous way, we don't know where he will go and we have such a sense of his venerability and feel there's such a long way to go for his recovery.

Definitely not a feel good end, but neither a feel that all is lost, simply that two people are trying to move forward and have some way to go.

There are lots of contradictory reviews about this movie - too sombre / too much humour - I'd say there's a good balance, worth a watch.

Nov 12 - 04:52 PM


Keaton Butler

I disagree. I felt that the ending, Fineman leaving his apartment for a new one, was very auspicious. And the phone call with Alan and his wife is quite positive as well. I think the review is talking about the short-term, almost quirky, resolutions that it has. Those things that are evidence that the stories are heading in the right direction.

Feb 17 - 03:43 AM

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