Miss You Already Reviews

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April 23, 2019
The narrative milestones of Milly's cancer - including head-shaving and chemo-induced puking - are well worn in cinema, yet it's the stale and predictable trajectory of this fictional friendship which really offends.
December 3, 2017
A lackluster reboot of chick flick extraordinaire Beaches. I kept waiting for "Wind Beneath My Wings" to start playing. Alas, it never did.
September 21, 2017
As much as I disliked Miss You Already, I have to admit that I was rather taken with Barrymore's performance as Jess.
May 3, 2016
Miss You Already is a small step up from a TV disease-movie-of-the-week, due purely to the forceful performance of Toni Collette as Millie, a successful PR executive with a hip musician husband and young kids who discovers she has breast cancer.
November 16, 2015
There's a tough-minded drama struggling to break through the movie's glossy veneer-a contemplation of the black hole of death that, sooner or later, becomes the center of life.
November 13, 2015
[The] script has the excruciating familiarity and predictability of a gal-pal tearjerker we've seen a hundred times already; all that's missing is to have Barrymore burst into a chorus of "Wind Beneath My Wings."
November 12, 2015
Is this really an honest portrait of a beautiful and intense friendship between women? What's intense about it, or beautiful, or honest?
November 9, 2015
This heartfelt tribute to female bonding is steered in predictable directions, more eager to jerk tears than explore new ground.
November 7, 2015
The script from first-time feature writer Morwenna Banks lacks grit and complexity, attributes Hardwicke also disappointingly eschews in playing it safe with trite scenes.
November 6, 2015
Despite the earnest approach from its two stars (who also serve, with Christopher Smith, as producers), there isn't anything fresh in the story.
November 6, 2015
In the march to the end, "Miss You Already" grinds its gears through the late stages of cancer, following a predictable and cliche path. Each scene is a yank on the heartstrings, a poke in the tear ducts, its intents and machinations plainly obvious.
November 6, 2015
If you're going to make a movie about best friends, you need to give them more ways to relate to each other than opening their mouths wide and squealing.
November 6, 2015
The film is a soulless parade of movie conventions and rote acting.
November 5, 2015
Everybody in the movie sounds exactly the same -- women, men, adults, children, doctors, bartenders and wig makers all talk like they're the same person.
November 5, 2015
It ends on a note of fluidity and grace that makes you wish it had been told with fewer frenetic rampages and less forced whimsy.
November 5, 2015
Milly's not always likeable and her narcissistic streak helps Miss You Already get to interesting places. Regrettably, that's derailed by frequent clichs.
November 5, 2015
The helmer can't help herself with floppy camerawork and only-in-the-movies moments of flamboyant catharsis, but the picture is the least Hardwicke-ian of her troubling career, and that's a promising development.
November 5, 2015
"How do you say 'no' to someone with cancer?" Jess wonders, when Milly starts pushing the boundaries. For some, it's just as hard to say no to a movie with cancer. I managed, but many of you will not.
November 5, 2015
Tonally, Miss You Already is a slapdash mess of achingly sincere moments and tasteless jokes.
November 5, 2015
It's one of Hollywood's many dirty little secrets that Barrymore now only can do one or two things as an actress, and not at the same time.
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