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August 11, 2002
It's too long, too repetitive, and takes way too many years to resolve to be a total winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 11, 2002
"Me Without You" is a probing examination of a female friendship set against a few dynamic decades.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 9, 2002
The movie, so briskly alert in details, is generic in its guiding ideas.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 9, 2002
It is to Goldbacher's credit that the film, while hardly short on confrontation, never resorts to one of those melodramatic laundry-airings in which all resentments and betrayals can be traced back to a singular incident and healed with a hug.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 9, 2002
The characters, cast in impossibly contrived situations, are totally estranged from reality.
August 8, 2002
Holly and Marina may not always be good for each other, but together they tell us a great deal about people who need each other -- a group that ultimately includes all of us.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 2, 2002
The rich performances by Friel -- and especially Williams, an American actress who becomes fully English -- round out the square edges.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 2, 2002
Goldbacher ... is most adept at visual storytelling, capturing intimate moments with breathtaking acuity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 1, 2002
Goldbacher is right on in the way she captures the fear and need involved in such a relationship.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 31, 2002
Nothing can detract from the affection of that moral favorite: friends will be friends through thick and thin.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2002
There are several problems with the development of the narrative. Most important is the unequal allocation of audience sympathy between Marina and Holly.
July 21, 2002
Offers a clear-eyed chronicle of a female friendship that is more complex and honest than anything represented in a Hollywood film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 18, 2002
A chick movie? Well, yes, but it's a whole lot cooler than that one with the Ya-Ya's in the title.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 18, 2002
Approval and ultimate happiness are weighted so clearly in Holly's favor that the game's rigging becomes tiresome. But Williams and Friel throw themselves wholeheartedly into emotional fits of competitive sisterhood.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 15, 2002
Dark and painfully truthful.
July 12, 2002
The superficial story never seems to have more on its mind that the costumes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 12, 2002
A toxic friendship is examined over the course of two decades and then, contrary to all on-screen evidence, is endorsed.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 12, 2002
It's difficult to see why they even like each other.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 12, 2002
Goldbacher gives us a sense of a real friendship, strained by the need of both women to mature, and embraces the emotional messiness of growing up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 11, 2002
The screenplay fails to generate any real sympathy for Holly or Marina once they have passed adolescence.
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