Mary Poppins Returns
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All Critics (27)
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It takes its old-fashioned soap-opera formula and refurbishes it for the age of Oprah. What that means is that while the script by McMillan and Ronald Bass serves up moonstruck romantic fantasies, it speaks in the language of self-empowerment .
Never escapes the queasy aura of Melrose Place: just another story about beautiful people with small problems.
A pleasant if undemanding piece of work that is diverting to sit through though it won't stand up to any kind of rigorous examination.
You want the movie to stomp and rejoice and cry like a fool; instead it meanders and lollygags, occasionally flaring up, then sputtering again.
For all the pleasure there is in seeing effective, great-looking black women grappling with major life issues on screen, Waiting to Exhale is an uneven piece.
The male-bashing taken to an extreme in Waiting to Exhale is starting to seem a little like crack for the female psyche, exhilarating in the short term but ultimately crippling and dangerous.
There's less context than in McMillan's novel, and more lingerie. But the theme of (black) women searching for acceptance and empowerment is equally strong, especially in Angela Bassett's gale-force performance as Bernadine.
Stylish but shallow melodrama, based on McMillan's best-seller.
Whitney Houston's alleged dramatic acting and dull, uninvolving storyline weighs down the virtues of the film.
Offers a winning portrait of sassy black sister solidarity.
There are some humorous observations, irrefutable truths and good performances that make this movie worthwhile to those in a man-bashing mindframe.
Is there a woman alive who hasn't demanded an explanation from the Almighty about the losers that she keeps getting?
It gets a little slow towards the end...but, it's okay.
Movie about friendship and how very different women deal with their partners.
a movie about angry chicks
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