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Based on 7 Reviews
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  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Managing to avoid facile sentimentality, the story grows emotionally more and more engaging thanks to Moretti's impeccable comic timing and neurotic acumen. show more

  • 50
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Stick around till the end. You don't want to miss an unexpected cameo from a filmmaker I won't name. Hint: He's short, likes younger women and isn't Woody Allen. show more

  • 60

    Don't expect anything too profound from this middleweight fare - but it'll still be better than the inevitable remake. show more

  • 50
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Moretti makes this ''study'' in despair a naggingly neutral, at times borderline coy experience. show more

  • 80

    Beautifully modulated, fluidly told film expresses pain with warm understatement. show more

  • 60
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    Thankfully, Mr. Grimaldi and the screenwriters have no great lessons to impart or messages to deliver, and the film, while uneven -- sometimes too on the nose, sometimes anecdotal and diffuse -- is generally absorbing, thanks mostly to the quality of the acting. show more

  • 30
    Village Voice

    Not even the momentary participation extraordinaire of a vertically challenged famous filmmaker self-exiled from the United States can save this phony pseudo-drama from its final collapse into a heap of inconsequence and male vanity. show more

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