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Dennis Harvey
Variety
February 23, 2012
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Robert Koehler
Variety
March 27, 2009
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Too concerned with being quirky and endearing and soon runs out of local charm.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 6, 2002
Other than this gay-friendly gimmick, Bezucha's plot is as hoary as they come.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
November 16, 2001
Echoes the mellow sensibilities of the TV series Northern Exposure.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 18, 2001
Gross doesn't have the spark of a star, and most everyone else seems to hail straight from central casting.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
September 28, 2001
It is annoyingly preposterous, corny where it could be comedic, sappy where it could be uplifting.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
August 31, 2001
A story about characters who are so extremely closeted that their deepest feelings often remain a secret even to the audience.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
July 13, 2001
Bezucha demonstrates a strange genius for dragging out the inevitable.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
July 13, 2001
Genuinely funny and moving, without a single cloying moment.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Heller
Boston Globe
July 13, 2001
In its gentle, heartwarming, decidedly unrealistic way, it's a refreshing alternative to hipper-than-thou moviemaking.
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
July 10, 2001
There's something vaguely irresponsible about the movie's na´vetÚ.
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
June 21, 2001
In his first time out as a writer-director, Mr. Bezucha, formerly in charge of creative design for Polo/Ralph Lauren and Coach, drags his feet, pops corn and sometimes stumbles.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
June 14, 2001
Yet, for all the film's slow spots, it's impossible not to be moved by Henry and Pike's blossoming romance, thanks especially to Gross and Schweig's charming lead performances.
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Robert Horton
Film.com
June 14, 2001
The dialogue crackles happily and the performances charm.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
June 8, 2001
It's a sweet movie.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 8, 2001
When you lay it on too thick, the audience is distracted by implausibility rather than identifying with the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
June 7, 2001
Bezucha has drained the movie not only of bigotry but also of dramatic conflict.
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
June 4, 2001
It's got solid performances by a strong cast.
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
June 1, 2001
A big, warm embrace of a picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
June 1, 2001
An accomplished heart-tugger, a serious romantic comedy that tackles two dilemmas with honesty and compassion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5