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Americanese Reviews

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Sura Wood
Hollywood Reporter
April 26, 2006
A collection of scenes in search of a coherent story, the film's characters don't develop, and plot lines fail to coalesce by the movie's conclusion.
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Dennis Harvey
March 28, 2006
This diverting, occasionally wry seriocomedy ultimately doesn't add up to a satisfying whole.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
November 30, 2006
It's not the glacial pace that fatigues, but a lack of connection with the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 30, 2006
[Director Eric] Byler deals with characters who have lived their years, learned from them, and try to apply their values to their lives. Their romances are not heedless but wary, and involve a lot of negotiation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 30, 2006
I'm convinced that Byler is a talent to watch.
Kim Voynar
August 24, 2006
Byler doesn't rush his storytelling; this is a deliberately paced, thoughtful meditation on racial issues and relationships ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Erik Childress
March 20, 2006
Byler was just warming up with Charlotte Sometimes and somewhere deep down not only gets people - but how filmmaking can translate to those who don't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 9, 2006
You don't have to be Asian-American to understand the universal longing for love and self-acceptance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2006
Fine, understated performances and the self-assured way that Byler lets the film find its own rhythms, rather than setting into some template, result in a mature film of subtle complexity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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