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Based on 17 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    We all know how actors overact when they play Italians, and we all know how actors overact when they play brain-damaged characters, so just imagine Knight's performance as a brain-damaged Italian American. show more

  • 50
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    Rather like listening to Vladimir Horowitz play "Chopsticks." show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Only a memorably commanding Ruehl transcends the limitations of her two-dimensional character. show more

  • 52
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    The movie is as schmaltzy as I'd feared, and yet De Salvo does elicit some nice performances from her ensemble cast. show more

  • 50
    Curtis Morgan Miami Herald

    Annie DeSalvo, a first-time director and screenwriter, can't escape the made-for-TV feel but does manage to give her cast, mostly once-big names fallen from grace and popularity, flashes of humanity between lessons about various saints and sermons disguised as dialogue. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A soggy cannoli of a domestic dramedy. show more

  • 38
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    All the obligatory plot elements are there. Love and loss, anger and forgiveness, illness and death. But they never flow together to make a coherent story. Instead, they just pop up whenever the script is in trouble. Which is all the time. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie should be praying to St. Jude, patron saint of lost causes. Maybe he could perform a miracle and turn this into a cable offering, so no one has to buy a ticket to see it. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Smacks of a certain kind of TV movie filled with pious uplift, even as it makes token concessions to contemporary lifestyles. show more

  • 67
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Plays like a series of well-done but disconnected acting-class sketches, filled with a huge cast of first-rate actors whose careers have all gone into decline. show more

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