• R, 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Christopher Münch
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 28, 2003
  • C-100 Film Corporation

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The Sleepy Time Gal Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

When the film ended, I felt tired and drained and wanted to lie on my own deathbed for a while.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

June 19, 2002
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Laconic and very stilted in its dialogue, this indie flick never found its audience, probably because it's extremely hard to relate to any of the characters.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 10, 2002
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Bisset delivers a game performance, but she is unable to save the movie.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 29, 2002
David Noh
Film Journal International

Although sensitive to a fault, it's often overwritten, with a surfeit of weighty revelations, flowery dialogue, and nostalgia for the past and roads not taken.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

June 29, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Munch's screenplay is tenderly observant of his characters. He watches them as they float within the seas of their personalities. His scenes are short and often unexpected.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 22, 2002
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

A melancholy, emotional film.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B+

April 10, 2002
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

Münch's genuine insight makes the film's occasional overindulgence forgivable.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 3/4

April 10, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A captivating and intimate study about dying and loving...

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

February 13, 2003
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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From the dull, surreal ache of mortal awareness emerges a radiant character portrait.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 28, 2002
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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It's delicate, haunting and sultry.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 29, 2002
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Its rhythms and currents sink into a viewer's consciousness and linger in the mind.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 14, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Playing a role of almost Bergmanesque intensity ... Bisset is both convincing and radiant.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

November 21, 2002
Jon Lap
Apollo Guide

To the film's credit, the acting is fresh and unselfconscious, and Munch is a marvel of reality versus sappy sentiment.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 75/100

May 24, 2002
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It has a subtle way of getting under your skin and sticking with you long after it's over.

| Original Score: 3/4

October 17, 2002
Erin Meister
Boston Globe
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A thoughtful, moving piece that faces difficult issues with honesty and beauty.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

September 27, 2002
Michael Phillips
Citysearch

Bisset still commands the screen as the graceful and outspoken Frances.

Full Review Source: Citysearch | Original Score: 7/10

May 29, 2002
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Excellent performances from Jacqueline Bisset and Martha Plimpton grace this deeply touching melodrama.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 29, 2002
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Doesn't reach for the obvious buttons that a weepy mainstream cancer film, like 'Stepmom' or 'Life As a House,' would push.

| Original Score: 6/10

July 24, 2002

Apollo Guide

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 75/100

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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Time Out
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