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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Well-intentioned but predictable romance. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    In the end, you just feel good about these people, and that's a nice sensation these days. show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The movie walks a tightrope between playing this misunderstood malady for laughs and sentiment. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There are several Idiot Plot moments when a simple line of dialogue (''He has Tourette's syndrome'') would work wonders but is never said. And yet the movie has a sweetness and care that is touching. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Although this is a likable comedy-drama, it never quite balances its humanitarian message (disabled people fall in love like everyone else) with its standard-issue romantic angles. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Morrow fares less well with the script, which he also produced and collaborated on. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    It works because this isn't really a "disease" film, it's a love story. It just so happens one of the main characters has Tourette Syndrome. Thus, I too will take the easy way out and say, "it's a good love story...with a twitch." show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The love story is pretty conventional stuff, but Linney's finely calibrated, low-key performance as Callie goes a long way towards making it more interesting than it might otherwise be. show more

  • 50
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Morrow and Linney are gifted, extremely likable actors, and the movie has some ingratiating moments and a seductive soundtrack. But there's a by-the-numbers inevitability to every scene, and it never clicks into place to be anything special. show more

  • 70
    John Patterson L.A. Weekly

    Holds its potentially problematic ingredients together remarkably well, summoning outstanding performances from Morrow and Linney, while never dipping into sentiment or patronizing the ailment's sufferers. show more

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