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Based on 33 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Formula mother-brat stuff...It's only the deft teamwork of Portman and Sarandon that keeps the triteness at bay. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Sarandon and Portman work beautifully -- together, negotiating a range of emotional keys that blend comedy and drama in the same moment. show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    It's terrific to see such well-matched actresses of opposing generations duke it out. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Corny and blubbery as it is, still packs an emotional wallop. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    An actress' dream. show more

  • 73
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    You could do a lot worse than spend two hours in the company of two such talented actresses. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    These are real characters, fully observed, gutsily written, beautifully acted by the two leads. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    A monumentally graceful union of two extremely dissimilar stars, one inspired cinematographer and an exceptionally patient, curious, independent-minded director. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie's interest is not in the plot, which is episodic and "colorful," but in the performances. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The story is a sort of "Stella Dallas Meets Slums of Beverly Hills," helped by heartfelt acting from its talented stars. show more

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