The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and
television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality
for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews
that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or
higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for
limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
Christopher Durang first studied theater at Harvard before moving on to the Yale School of Drama and working under Robert Brustein. He began his career as a parodist, penning The Idiots Karamazov and The Vietnamization of New Jersey before finding his trademark blend of satire and black comedy. Influenced by Eugene Ionesco and Tom Stoppard, among others, Durang uses wit and absurdity to take on issues of religion and family. His best-known works are the domestic comedies The Marriage of Bette and Boo and Baby With the Bathwater, and the religious satire Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You. Though Durang has written several screenplays, only Beyond Therapy, first staged as a play, has been filmed, under the direction of Robert Altman. As an actor, Durang has contributed spirited cameos to quite a few films, including a turn as Santa in Life With Mikey and as a magical sprite in Simply Irresistible. He has also collaborated on stage projects with Sigourney Weaver.