• Released
  • July 5, 2002

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L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
Some psychobabble ("We're all trying to be who we are") is inevitable, but somehow or other the thing works, largely because the acting,...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The sort of independent-film project that could have been disastrous in less-skilled hands. But Freeman's direction is so deft and the...
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Village Voice

By Ed Park
Though the characters are in fact sustained improvisations, the roles feel inhabited rather than acted -- a quality acutely present in...
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
It too often looks and feels like a high-concept home movie, thanks to cinematography that's crude and ugly even by the standards of...
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Boston Globe

Is it one of Oprah's book club meetings?
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
De Marken and Freeman preserve the group dynamic by dividing the screen into six parts, each mini-frame capturing actions and reactions...
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie teeters on a slippery dividing line between realism and fiction. It gains power from the mercurial nature of its improvised...
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
The well-intended Group is nevertheless problematic. It's relentlessly grueling, as therapy can be, and not everyone will be able to see a...
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New Times (L.A.)

By Jean Oppenheimer
The film was shot with six cameras simultaneously and the images are projected on six split screens, à la Mike Figgis' "Time Code."...
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The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
It is all a contrivance; the cast and filmmakers were under the delusion that putting unhappy women in a room would lead to drama.
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