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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Not a great movie, although Drew Barrymore shines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
April 24, 2007
Columbia's marketing exploits the commercial title and producer James Brooks pedigree, but this humorless chick flick is one of Penny Marshall's worst films.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus
November 14, 2003
We've suffered through worse chick flicks throughout the years . . .
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...[Drew Barrymore's] best performance to date...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tom Grealis
RTÉ (Ireland)
February 13, 2003
should bring Barrymore at least the promise of more interesting scripts through the letterbox.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Barrymore is a wonder in this role.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
[Beverly] is a memorable character, a flesh-and-blood creation brought to life by an actress just beginning to hit her stride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Paul Salfen
July 9, 2002
Although well made, this is a depressing film.
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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 9, 2002
It's an embarrassment, a misguided tearjerker that will only make you cry if you spent good money to see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
March 17, 2002
...Better than its dreadful theatrical campaign suggested [but] as prosaically made as the others in Penny Marshall's post-Big canon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 4, 2002
One can't stop wondering what trip this pandering seriocomedic drama is on...a self-pitying or egocentric one?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
February 26, 2002
I can take or leave sentimentality, but I cannot ignore when a film actually portrays at least three truthful, complex relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 17, 2002
A wonderful, forgiving, surprising movie.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 31, 2002
The film is buoyed by some excellent performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 22, 2002
Beverly is supposed to be a bad girl running with the wrong crowd, but most of the time she seems to be right out of a serioso episode of Laverne & Shirley.
Alex Ramirez
January 4, 2002
Drew está genial, se gana completamente ser una recomendación completa para la cinta.
| Original Score: 7/10
Neil Smith
December 10, 2001
The film belongs to Zahn, who turns his two-dimensional slacker character into a truly heartbreaking portrait of disillusion and guilt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
Barrymore is so innately likable, so radiantly human, that one has extreme difficulty thinking of her in any kind of unsympathetic light.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
November 12, 2001
Penny Marshall is certainly not the right filmmaker for this material--at least if you'd like it to be something more than a trite tearjerker.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
November 6, 2001
Portrays the healing power of familial love once one is able to drop past disappointments, resentments, and pain.
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