• PG-13, 2 hr. 4 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Jon Avnet
    In Theaters:
    Mar 1, 1996 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 7, 1999

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Up Close & Personal Reviews

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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Is it worse as a love story or as a drama about the sorry state of television news? The answer: It's a tie.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

January 16, 2013
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Glitz! Glamour! Love! TV news ethics?

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 15, 2010
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A perfectly respectable effort, but with all the talent involved it could have been better.

| Original Score: 6/10

January 23, 2006
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Bland TV expose loosely based on the life of Jessica Savitch

| Original Score: 2/5

April 29, 2005
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Final proof that "based on actual events" means absolutely nothing.

| Original Score: 2/5

April 17, 2005
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

There is no real sexual tension between [Pfeiffer and Redford] from the get-go, so when they finally do get together, it feels forced, ungenuine.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2/4

December 28, 2004
Clint Morris
Moviehole

It doesn't get anymore romantic than this

| Original Score: 3/5

April 27, 2003
Gerry Shamray
Sun Newspapers of Cleveland

Serious flick that feels more like a satire of a Robert Redford film.

| Original Score: 2/5

February 7, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Love story about two soul-mates who are willing to do whatever it takes to enable the other to shine.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

August 22, 2002
Mike Clark
USA Today
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This is one of those untaxing time-killers where you spend a lot of time pondering which of its actress's changing hairstyles you like best.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

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

September 7, 2011
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

August 5, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

March 24, 2005
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com

| Original Score: 1/5

June 4, 2004
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

| Original Score: 3/5

April 7, 2004
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

| Original Score: 3/5

April 4, 2004
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

| Original Score: 2/5

December 18, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

| Original Score: 2/5

October 15, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 2/5

October 10, 2003
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review | Original Score: 3/10

June 5, 2003
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