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July 30, 2012
... rises above its Lifetime-channel trappings ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2012
Examines the costs of broken, fatherless relationships in subtle but direct ways. Yet it is not a downer of a movie, nor is it superficially cheery. A great cast helps.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 13, 2012
Alex Kurtzman, in his directorial debut, delivers a compelling and emotional dramedy about a man who discovers he has a sister he knew nothing about.
Full Review | Original Score: 7
July 12, 2012
Both improbable and dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 11, 2012
There's absolutely no reason why anyone should like a formulaic story like this, except for that mysterious thing called "chemistry." It works perfectly.
July 3, 2012
Finally a movie with a realistic or at least possible plot, and Pfeiffer and Banks show their talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 2, 2012
The formidable talent of the cast believably turns the contrivance-navigating characters into (yes) people like us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 2, 2012
It's a pic that could have been real bad if the actors didn't give it a heart and a measure of sincerity.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 1, 2012
Director Alex Kurtzman occasionally makes some decisions that undermine the veracity of the tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 1, 2012
...wonderful acting by Banks, Pine, D'Addario, and Pfeiffer complement the the excellence and tenderness of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 1, 2012
Comes across as forced and manipulative.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 1, 2012
We've been here a hundred times before
June 30, 2012
Best of all is Elizabeth Banks ... Come to think of it, Banks is frequently the best thing about any movie in which she appears -- tell me again why she isn't a huge star?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 30, 2012
It seems ridiculous to dance around plot details when the movie allows the audience to get ahead of the story and to stay there as events laboriously unfold.
June 30, 2012
Everybody gets angry at each other because no one talks or uses reason.
June 30, 2012
This cinematic gem is the perfect counter-programming to the typical noisy summer blockbusters. It grabs you by the heartstrings and elicits a deeply felt emotional pull. The ending will leave you in tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 29, 2012
Would I be out of line assuming this soap opera is going to end with a lot of big hugs?
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 29, 2012
a perfectly acceptable 'Jerry Maguire'-lite for people who like to put their noses in other people's problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 29, 2012
I can't imagine that this film wouldn't have been considerably better if it moved at a brisker pace.
June 29, 2012
It's encouraging to see a wielder of studio heft test his mettle with the all-too-human. In a season of superheroes and their nemeses, Kurtzman takes on characters hurting, hoping, trying to rise to the occasion of family.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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