Mary Poppins Returns
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The kind of plodding, conventional fare usually reserved for TV movies.
Its heart is in the right place, but this sweet drama just doesn't build enough true drama from its slender premise. That said, it's not bad enough to merit the kind of stealth release its studio has imposed on it.
Could have been much better with slightly tighter pacing and with less drowning in sentimentalism.
Good things come in small packages
While the movie deals with the issues of single parenthood in a believable manner, director John N. Smith's handling borders on pedestrian.
The film devolves into trite melodrama. But on the strength of several good performances, the authenticity of emotion remains intact.
Offers much food for thought on single parenting and the deep ties between fathers and sons.
A Cool, Dry Place is not a memorable film, but you could do a lot worse if you're looking for an honest human drama.
The gorgeous Vince Vaughn makes the most of his role as everybody's dream dad -- flaws and all -- while Bobby Moat, as his young son, is little short of miraculous.
Amazing that with a talented cast, the movie (plot: Single father.) just sits there like a stuffed monkey.
Despite some solid acting by Vaughn, Potter, and Adams, there is no escaping the movie-of-the-week trappings.
I'm shocked people aren't amazed at the child actor. Most kids over-act, and it's very annoying. This kid was phenomenal. It's refreshing when a movie has no car chase scenes, explosions, and no one getting shot. Just real life.
This is one of my favorite Vince Vaughn movies. A single dad trying to be a good father to his adorable son. This is a very heart warming, cute movie.
A favorite. Love this movie!
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