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  • 25
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Although well intentioned, has the superficial gloss of a TV movie of the week. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Casting choices seem oddly random (only Cavanagh and Nicholson have any familial chemistry). And the humor, which is vital to a movie this inherently grim, falls flat. show more

  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    The script is not without some perceptive observations about family dynamics, but the problematic tone keeps getting in the way. A little absurdist levity in these instances always helps to prevent things from becoming too maudlin, but in Stockman's hands, the played-for-laughs elements in this tragicomedy feel forced rather than organic, ultimately creating an emotional disconnect with the viewer. show more

  • 63
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Sally Field's flawless performance as a mother whose imminent death reunites her four grown children elevates a fairly formulaic melodrama in the made-for-Lifetime mode into something considerably more memorable. show more

  • 38
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A low-key Field is the best thing about Two Weeks, which is set in a Wilmington, N.C., where everyone mysteriously sounds like he just got off a Los Angeles freeway. show more

  • 38
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Creaky, earnest melodrama. show more

  • 67
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    The movie's warm advocacy of hospice, with all the dignity such end-of-life care provides, does real, influential good. show more

  • 67
    Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    It's messy and painful, eased only the admirable modesty of Stockman's writing and direction. show more

  • 50
    L.A. Weekly

    Though the subdued performances every so often find a poignantly understated moment, on the whole Two Weeks feels too detached and well-mannered for its own good. show more

  • 50
    Kevin Crust Los Angeles Times

    Despite striking a chord in terms of sibling politics and the inelegant ways we deal with death, Two Weeks too often feels as if it's destined for heavy rotation on the Lifetime Movie Network. show more

  • October 24, 2010 lawwont
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    What sadistic throwback decided this movie about a woman dying of ovarian cancer is a COMEDY???? Whoever did that needs to have his head and his heart examined. This is a good movie, and one which those of us who have participated in a similar experience recognize as TRUE.

  • May 22, 2008 fresa48
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    Couldn't wait for this one to end. Preachy and disjointed. Old news for most of us anyway. I don't need to be told how we got into the current mess or how to avoid another one and I hope that the rest of America is at least as perceptive as am I. Maybe this script/story was a good idea in it's planning stages, if that was five years ago or more, but it's old news now.

  • May 22, 2008 oydepossum
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    This is a pretty amazing movie that tells the truth about life and death. I had the pleasure of seeing it with a group from the Gilda Radner club in NYC and heard many comments about how true and real this story is. I highly recomend this movie to anyone!

  • May 22, 2008 rendeiro2
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    I don't know about you, but "Two Weeks" explores exactly what's been happening in all my friends' lives. Each of us will face the end of life and this movie shows the beauty, intimacy,and humor of that shared reality. I've recommended it to everyone and hope to see it again, this time with my brother.

  • May 22, 2008 oethomas03
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    A movie that's for everyone. A cleansing cry or a belly-aching laugh- this movie has it all. Reality at its best. *****

  • May 22, 2008 temcnally
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    A lot of enjoyable movies are over when you leave the theatre. TWO WEEKS sticks with you. After the screening I saw, people were talking to each other about their own parents, families, and about life and death. And we all know in our culture - death is the final taboo. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll think...

  • May 22, 2008 debdonley206
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    I dragged my husband to a Two Weeks screening at the Hamptons Film Festival because I love Sally Field. I wasn't disappionted-- She was great. The amazing thing was my husband actually liked the movie! He laughed at the funny parts, and got choked up at the end. I'd say go.

  • May 22, 2008 ideaex
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    I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, because it touched me on so many levels, and it made me think. I can't wait to see it again, this time with my mom. Maybe another time with my brother. Two Weeks gets 5 stars in my book!

  • May 22, 2008 jointcom
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    I saw Two Weeks in New York -- it exceeded my expectations and then some. Truly a quality film with a quality cast that has great chemistry together. It's a movie in the same indie spirit as Garden State for vibe...but something more identifible (especially for Baby Baoomers): siblings dealing with their emotions as they tend to their dying parent who requires bedside care, empathy and eventually hospice. Funny at important times, poignant and graceful throughout.

  • May 22, 2008 skier4life25
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    Two Weeks is like an expensive piece of clothing you find at The Salvation Army for 2.00 dollars on the sale rack...it's rare, in style, and a timeless piece. I think the combined Hollywood stars that were casted (Ben Chaplin, Clea Duvall,

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