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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Writer-director Raymond De Felitta creates something wonderfully funny and touching. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    It's the kind of small but amazing character study (think ``Marty'') that film lovers yearn for while griping that this type of picture no longer gets made. Turns out it does. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Sweet-natured but overdone, over-long film. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A gentle, soulful comedy about everyday dreams and what it takes to make them come true. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    A sentimental slice of 1950s Italian-American life that doesn't soft-pedal its characters' simmering prejudices within their insulated community, or pander to their dreams of getting out. show more

  • 100
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Well-acted, lovingly put together and heartbreakingly honest. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A touching and effective film. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Brimming over with affection and humanity, this memory drama about the destruction of one family and the birth of another is nostalgic in a good sense: funny, bittersweet, poignant. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    De Felitta dodges the temptations of sentiment and preachiness. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    A charming, (mostly) briskly unsentimental love story, written, directed and acted with remarkable assurance. show more

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