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Based on 17 Reviews
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  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Occasionally funny and touching, but often embarrassing and cringe-inducing. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It's weird and wonderful. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    An engaging portrait of a functionally dysfunctional family. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A brave, funny, affecting film. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    One fears, however, that not every uncomfortable scene was scripted, and that we have just been privy to some awfully private moments. It makes for uneasy viewing, sure, but it's one of the most compelling rides around. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    This isn't a movie, it's a thingamajig - frequently as off-putting as can be, but unassailably one of a kind. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Limps to a fairly lame conclusion, but until then its remarkable candor is like spending a memorably hilarious, harrowing and unforgettable weekend with your wacky in-laws. show more

  • 80
    Film Threat

    A cross between a road movie, a documentary and a therapy session. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    This curious blend of fact and fiction is ultimately worth the trip -- just don't forget to pack the Advil. show more

  • 91
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    A film of uncommon originality. show more

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