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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    A slow seduction. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A drab, minor-key melodrama. show more

  • 100
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Delicate, intelligent and honest. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I despised the character of Alan James so sincerely that I had to haul back at one point to remind myself that, hey, I've met Rip Torn and he's a nice guy and he's only acting. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Rip Torn gives his best performance in years. show more

  • 40
    Film Threat

    Repetitive interaction between characters in an aimless story can't hold up the film's weight, and it eventually collapses on its noble attempt to capture life's frustrations and compromises. show more

  • 40
    Patrick Peters Empire

    Rip Torn and Darren Burrows respectively over- and underplay their hands in this archly restrained Memphis melodrama. show more

  • 83
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Director Ira Sachs moves to the rhythms of his native Memphis, teasing emotional resonance out of geography. show more

  • 83
    Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The song may be somewhat familiar, but Sach gets understated performances from his entire cast and finds interesting harmonies as they play out their clashing duets. show more

  • 90
    Andrew O'Hehir

    A compelling family melodrama somewhat in the manner of late John Cassavetes or early Robert Altman…the film combines high production values, terrific acting and a distinctively American lyricism in a combination you hardly ever see these days. show more

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