Ralph Breaks the Internet
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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Above everything else, the picture has obviously been made with the lively affection and pleasure which are the life blood of good popular art.
A charmer, nevertheless, directed and acted with real delicacy.
Producer-Director George Stevens has transferred the John van Druten play, via a free-wheeling script by DeWitt Bodeen, in all its genial personality to the screen.
Thin, manipulative, and overlong, but frighteningly effective.
This chronicle of one immigrants clan in San Francisco circa 1900 is sentimental and nostalgic, but it's precisely directed by George Stevens and emotionally effective.
A delicate charmer, sometimes precious, but nonetheless fine.
It's a quietly effective work, thanks to its strong sense of time and place.
the characters are portrayed warmly and with unusual realism
...a sweet, tender, sentimental tale, richly alive with old-fashioned humor and charm.
It inspired a classic TV show.
It's not just the turn-of-the-century setting that gives this warm-hearted film an old-fashioned feel, rather it's the values it celebrates.
Overrated and overblown from the bloated final act of George Stevens' career
You have to love this Irene Dunne performance here even if it borders on the overly sentimental. You hope that you have people around you that are as interesting as those who stop in to visit this San Francisco family.
don't really get why everyone loves this so much or else it's just far too sentimental for my tastes. the outlandish accents and gushing music put me off right away but i stuck it out for 2+ hours thinking there must be something...give me curtiz' 'life with father' any day
A really great family drama, a wonderful cast, and a good story. I really liked it.
A film along the lines of Pride and Prejudice, but this is a first generation immigrant family with four kids in early 20th century San Francisco. The story teller is the oldest daughter who has a yen for writing. We go through the various troubles they encounter - lack of money, the stay in a hospital when a kid needs an operation, the good and bad relatives, etc.
It is a heart-warming movie, and if you get a chance watch it.
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