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Boys on the Side Reviews

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December 16, 2003
makes me cry every time
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 12, 2003
A bit soapy, yes, but it's high quality soap.
| Original Score: 4/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 24, 2003
Total chick-flick -- but quite a bit better than it looks.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
Meddles uneasily between comedy, romance and thrills
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 30, 2002
Touching drama about some idiosyncratic people who must learn how to help and be helped by those who cherish them.
Scott Weinberg
August 1, 2002
One of those "chick flicks" that actually tries to wedge some sincerity into the equation.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
The three women are so spirited and funny -- so emotionally keyed into all the hearts and flowers -- that they give the movie their own kind of truth.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
It's decent mass consumption entertainment, but there's not much in the way of meat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
The entire film feels like the result of a market study.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's an original, and what it does best is show how strangers can become friends, and friends can become like family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Roos and Ross (and I promise never to put those names together again) are so busy jerking the audience from wacky to teary, and back again, they seem blithely unaware of the howling melodrama of it all.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
An engagingly acted, likable, fried green Thelma & Louise.
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Written with both heart and humor, it's an amazing hybrid of styles you would never think could work so well together.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
There's not much ... development.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
There are some poignant moments that work, and an awful lot of attempts that fail.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Goldberg and Parker are extraordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Here he has Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Drew Barrymore and James Remar to distract us from the depths to which Ross habitually stoops in the never-ending quest to reacquaint an audience with its cheapest emotions.
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
That rare creation, an emotional film that actually takes the time to develop characters, although it goes a bit overboard in its third act.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 7, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
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