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Based on 26 Reviews
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  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Most of the right laughs in most of the right places and some unexpected ones thrown in. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It's reduced to glorified refereeing of family squabbles discomfortingly magnified by his frequent use of close-ups. show more

  • 63
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    More a grab-bag of loosely connected scenes and lives than a film with a firm sense of direction. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The cartoonish characters and outsize performances don't make a smooth transition from stage to screen. show more

  • 41
    Cody Clark Mr. Showbiz

    The characters and their dilemmas are never convincing. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    In the end, it's simple warmth and sincerity that make this ensemble piece so disarming. show more

  • 75
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Modest, tasty, and it goes down easy, like home cooking. show more

  • 63
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    A hit and miss proposition, with an abundance of laughs and emotional highlights to help brighten the dimly lit corners of cliche-mongering. show more

  • 63
    Sara Wildberger Miami Herald

    Strolls from high sentiment to low humor without a stumble, but without reaching any great depth or height. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It might work on video for viewers who glance up at the screen from time to time. The more attention you pay to it, the less it's there. show more

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