Big Stone Gap Reviews

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April 10, 2019
Trigiani's heart is in the right place and the film is very obviously a labor of love that isn't very heavy on plot but makes you feel like you're right at home.
October 16, 2017
If you really want an unpretentious, sweet romantic movie, you deserve a whole hell of a lot better than Big Stone Gap.
September 21, 2017
With Big Stone Gap, Trigiani sets out to crack the cycle of sentimental melodrama by reminding us that adults still dare to dream and sometimes even follow through on achieving those hard-to-articulate wishes.
October 5, 2016
Despite its all-star cast, Big Stone Gap falls short of what it aims to be: the next great love story. There are a few notable comedic moments, however, and fans of big screen romances may find the journey worthwhile.
October 16, 2015
Flat comedy about small-town '70s life lacks laughs.
October 14, 2015
By the time we get to the final, borderline ludicrous moments in Big Stone Gap, I wasn't even surprised by the overwhelming sappiness of it all.
October 12, 2015
Brutally mediocre.
October 9, 2015
The movie ambles along amiably enough for a while; it's better if you are a fan of one or more members of the cast.
October 9, 2015
Sure, the script can be simpler than a diner menu. And at times the nostalgia seems manufactured like the goodies at a Cracker Barrel gift shop, but...Big Stone Gap proves to be...a nice change of pace from the summer popcorn-movie season.
October 8, 2015
Unpretentious and it goes down easy, like sweet tea brewed by sunshine.
October 8, 2015
That the creaky romantic comedy "Big Stone Gap" attracted such a large ensemble of talented name actors only makes this country-fried turkey feel like an even more notable miss.
October 8, 2015
It's tempting to say "Big Stone Gap" is greeting-card pretty and sweet, but that doesn't quite fit because these days greeting cards seem to have developed a bit of an edge. "Big Stone Gap" is edge-free.
October 8, 2015
The plot itself has little momentum, and what should feel dramatic instead feels inert.
October 8, 2015
Trigiani doesn't push the material into any energetic directions, but she does capture the sway of the town, better with atmosphere than dramatics.
October 8, 2015
Nothing feels believable in "Big Stone Gap," a bungled, charm-free look at small-town life in the South in the late '70s.
October 8, 2015
Director Adriana Trigiani, adapting her best-selling novel, delivers the hackneyed material with good cheer, eliciting bright performances from an [excellent] ensemble cast.
October 8, 2015
The warmth of spirit behind this project allows its missteps to be mostly forgiven.
Top Critic
October 8, 2015
Apparently too close to the story to recognize how ill suited she was to translating its charms to the screen, Trigiani has emerged with nothing but corny, stilted Americana, like something Garrison Keillor might burp out on a really off day.
October 7, 2015
Good nature counts for something, but it's all so comfy you may fall asleep.
October 7, 2015
A novel setting surrenders to a seriously corny rural romance with not nearly enough laughs to put it over.
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