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  • It's a dreadful exercise, tin-eared and sincere, bereft of any truth or inspiration. show more

  • It's so derivative, unfunny and thuddingly bad that it's one of the more cringe-inducing movies of a genre chock-full of clunkers. show more

  • This film bespeaks a truly startling mistrust of the movie audience, and, what's more, a disrespect for the feature film medium. Yes, of course it was conceived as an unpretentious entertainment pitched mainly to girls and young women. Yet that doesn't explain the nightmarish quality of the finished product. show more

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  • May 22, 2008 musicrose05
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    It has its flaws, but what doesn't? I didn't care for it too much, but it was funny at times. I watch it every once in a while.

  • May 22, 2008 paulstonelake
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    The essential quality of this movie is expressed by its failure to provide an appropriate scene between mother and daughter upon the daughter's discovery that her mother has been secretly manipulating daughter's personal life. That behavior can either be presented in a slap-stick format or can be addressed seriously. There is no in between. To the extent that people actually behave like this, they are crazy. The movie seems to say that they are OK, just a little hyped up about what happened to them. Listen, if you treat your kids the way D.Keaton does in this movie, you should be the object of a restraining order, denying any contact with your kids.! Parents who behave this way are sick; offspring who put up with this kind of parenting are living in a psychological bear trap.

  • May 22, 2008 napoleont2000
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    With a collection of very talented actors, I decided to wonder WHY or HOW it could be SO BAD.I concluded the writing had to be the primary cause followed closely by the directing.The dialog is so boiler plated telegraphed it is putrid. So how could the director subscribe to it? I dont know.Then why wouldn't Diane Keeton and Mandy just walk off and say I cant do this - must be contracts.I hoped for something anything - then nothing scene after scene. It looked like a struggle to deliver the scenes. It should have been a take off of the original movie on SNL.Please god tell me this is NOT what sells today. thank god it was rated 37 out of 100. Sorry but the writer and director need to reevaluate why they are in this business.

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