• Released
  • September 22, 2000
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • Art House/Foreign
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Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Has an unforgettable artery of hot-blooded talent coursing straight through it.
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50

Variety

By Todd McCarthy
The picture is stronger the closer it sticks to the streets and raw emotions and the more it avoids routine dramatic crutches and forced...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Too many clichés and too much uneven acting dilute its impact.
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40

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Simply exhausting; it wants to be funny and sad and lighthearted and serious all at once.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Kinsella, in his feature debut, milks cliches, caricatures and an unlikely set of coincidences to tie things up in a neat bundle.
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38

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Essentially a downscale TV movie about spousal and child abuse.
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30

The New York Times

By Lawrence Van Gelder
A modest but engaging mixture of comedy and drama that derives most of its energy from the performance of Callie Thorne.
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20

Village Voice

By Leslie Camhi
Child abuse, domestic violence, and the struggles of single mothers deserve better treatment than this.
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