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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
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  • 25
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    The film is only 91 minutes long, but it seemed to stretch out for days. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The main characters are defined by their problems, and the secondary characters (notably Brigette's parents) are so crudely drawn it's hard to imagine what Cates was thinking. show more

  • 70
    Ernest Hardy

    Has a warm and intimate feel that helps push it a little deeper than its cable movie-of-the-week blueprint. show more

  • 60
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Well-paced and solidly crafted. show more

  • 60

    Covers familiar territory unevenly, but Gil Cates Jr. directs his freshman feature with a mostly assured hand. show more

  • 30
    Paul Malcolm L.A. Weekly

    Lamely engineered and thoroughly exploited tragedy. show more

  • 30
    Village Voice

    So committed to its by-the-numbers banality you wonder why it isn't part of the fall TV lineup. show more

  • 30
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    By the end the most vivid figure on the screen is the lovable doggie who goes wherever dangling fingers are waiting to give the happy pooch a scratch. show more

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