• 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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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
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
Clint Morris
Moviehole

It doesn't get anymore romantic than this

| Original Score: 3/5

April 27, 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
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

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

September 7, 2011
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Glitz! Glamour! Love! TV news ethics?

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

December 15, 2010
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

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

| Original Score: 2/5

March 24, 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
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com

| Original Score: 1/5

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

| Original Score: 2/5

December 18, 2003
Leonard Klady
Variety
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March 26, 2009
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005

Guardian
May 24, 2004

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Anita Gates
New York Times
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January 1, 2000
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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January 1, 2000

Washington Post
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January 1, 2000

Jam! Movies

January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000

Houston Chronicle
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January 1, 2000
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
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