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Top Critic
Emanuel Levy
December 26, 2006
Sigourney Weaver dominates with her powerful performance but the film, a feature debut from theater director Scott Elliott, is so poorly conceived and staged that much of the emotional impact gets lost
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
October 27, 2003
Cast somewhat against type, Sigourney Weaver is terrific even if the film is a bit staid.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
October 11, 2003
A profoundly unnecessary movie with pretty good performances; perfectly captures the noble mediocrity of the novel.
| Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 20, 2002
The fairly simple storyline...is certainly stretched quite thin over the two hour running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002
An emotionally effecting drama about one woman's difficult journey into forgiving and making peace with herself.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 9, 2001
For those who crave intelligent 'mom in trouble' dramas.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
The film positively crawls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Courrier
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
The screenplay has such unspeakable dialogue that you don't even believe in the characters you're watching.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Acting and character development are uneven.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The film overflows with the studied ordinariness that prevails in Mom movies, where glamorous Hollywood stars muck about in pajamas and a little epiphany may be signaled by a broken cereal bowl on the kitchen floor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Sigourney Weaver gives an Oscar-caliber performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Scott Elliott's palsied directorial debut, from a mine shaft-ridden script, is a sick joke.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Too many situations are set up or suggested without much follow-through.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2000
Asks how anyone could live with themselves when a child entrusted into their care dies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
January 1, 2000
Maddeningly uneven.
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
Gooey with sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tom Block
January 1, 2000
The result of what happens when a pedestrian director shoots a tone-deaf script.
Ray Greene
January 1, 2000
A sincere film, but strangely uninvolving.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
Disappointingly unengaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Most of the film feels borrowed from other movies.
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