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Very Annie Mary Reviews

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Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003
Amateurish, ineptly written, poorly acted and crudely directed.
Pam Grady
June 15, 2002
If the predictability of bland comfort food appeals to you, then the film is a pleasant enough dish.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ed Scheid
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
A frustrating combination of strained humor and heavy-handed sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 29, 2002
So exaggerated and broad that it comes off as annoying rather than charming.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Tom Sime
Dallas Morning News
May 9, 2002
The movie would seem less of a trifle if Ms. Sugarman followed through on her defiance of the saccharine.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
May 3, 2002
By the end, I was looking for something hard with which to bludgeon myself unconscious.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
May 3, 2002
A bit too eager to please.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
May 2, 2002
Beware the quirky Brit-com. They can and will turn on a dime from oddly humorous to tediously sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Arthur Lazere
April 19, 2002
Even Griffiths can't rescue this porridge of a picture.
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Jan Stuart
March 29, 2002
It is not the first time that director Sara Sugarman stoops to having characters drop their pants for laughs and not the last time she fails to provoke them.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 29, 2002
Odd and weird.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 29, 2002
Very Annie-Mary is familiar but winningly funny and good-hearted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
March 29, 2002
Impossible as it may sound, this film's heart is even more embracing than Monty, if only because it accepts nasty behavior and severe flaws as part of the human condition.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 28, 2002
Yet another entry in the sentimental oh-those-wacky-Brits genre that was ushered in by The Full Monty and is still straining to produce another smash hit.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
March 28, 2002
Griffiths proves she's that rare luminary who continually raises the standard of her profession.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 24, 2002
The quirky drama touches the heart and the funnybone thanks to the energetic and always surprising performance by Rachel Griffiths.
Steve Simels
TV Guide
March 21, 2002
The cast is uniformly excellent ... but the film itself is merely mildly charming.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
March 21, 2002
Somehow Ms. Griffiths and Mr. Pryce bring off this wild Welsh whimsy.
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
March 19, 2002
Leaks treacle from every pore.
Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International
February 24, 2002
[Griffith] adds another intriguing character to her formidable body of work.
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