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Returning Mickey Stern Reviews

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
May 7, 2003
A would-be magical romantic comedy whose execution doesn't live up to the cleverness of its central conceit.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
April 25, 2003
High shtick content: Enter these waters at your own risk.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
April 25, 2003
Returning Mickey Stern barely gets off first base, although the quaint Fire Island setting makes it easy on the eye.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
April 25, 2003
The always-watchable Bologna is the adhesive holding together this slight and gentle romantic comedy, lending it perhaps more conviction and authority than the material warrants.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
April 25, 2003
Returning Mickey Stern is a sweet, well-intended picture, but like its title character, it is not quite good enough for the big leagues.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2003
A bland romantic comedy that comes up short on both laughs and love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
April 22, 2003
The notion of grievingly happening upon your dead beloved, young and lovely again, is simple and potent, but the film's airless amateurism, belabored ethnicism ('Oy gevalt!'), and trite dialogue kill it in the water.