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  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Even in shabbily put together dramedies, such as this one, there can be a glimmer of light. Here it’s Christine Lahti’s anguished, nuanced turn as a wife and mother excited to begin a new phase with her husband. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Features a top-notch cast, a few beautifully observed moments, and some amusingly bitchy dialogue. But its rambling, episodic structure and gallery of troubled characters will ultimately prove too off-putting to attract theatrical audiences. show more

  • 50
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Petunia augurs more titillation than it delivers and only works occasionally. show more

  • 70
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    While the overall feel is a bit derivative and contrived, there are nonetheless plenty of bitingly sharp lines and performance moments to keep this well-cast ensemble piece percolating along. show more

  • 40
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    It’s possible to make a great movie out of family dysfunction, but this one is too short on insight to rank with the best of the genre. show more

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