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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Starting to feel sick? Just you wait. show more

  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Cage gives a performance that invites audiences to lay cynicism aside in a romantic fable. show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Despite solid acting, it's a fantasy for those who don't know jack about what really makes for a wonderful life. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Cage and Leoni make it offbeat. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Cage is a wonderful light comedian; were someone to remake "It's a Wonderful Life," he'd be on the short list for the role of George Bailey. And Leoni is Donna Reed, reborn. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Sweet, light entertainment, but could have been more. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    A holiday fable that's not destined for immortality but goes down more easily than most of the pap Hollywood tries to feed us every Christmas. show more

  • 50
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    I didn't believe it, and I don't think the people who made The Family Man did either. show more

  • 50
    Sara Wildberger Miami Herald

    Sidesteps from the premise of "It's a Wonderful Life" far enough to avoid copyright charges, but not far enough to avoid unfavorable comparisons show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Beyond the cliched diaper-changing scenes and the oh-so-predictable romantic complications, the film inadvertently insults its presumed target audience. show more

  • December 22, 2010 grassy
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    Some very sweet moments. Tea is absolutely adorable. "Annie" could not be cuter.

  • March 15, 2009 taina24
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    A witty, intelligent, modern-day "It's A Wonderful Life" in reverse. Nicolas Cage & Tea Leoni are perfectly cast, great chemistry between the 2. I can watch this movie over and over. A+

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