75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
In the end, it's simple warmth and sincerity that make this ensemble piece so disarming.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Most of the right laughs in most of the right places and some unexpected ones thrown in.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Modest, tasty, and it goes down easy, like home cooking.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
A hit and miss proposition, with an abundance of laughs and emotional highlights to help brighten the dimly lit corners of cliche-mongering.
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63

Miami Herald

By Sara Wildberger
Strolls from high sentiment to low humor without a stumble, but without reaching any great depth or height.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
More a grab-bag of loosely connected scenes and lives than a film with a firm sense of direction.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The cartoonish characters and outsize performances don't make a smooth transition from stage to screen.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
It's reduced to glorified refereeing of family squabbles discomfortingly magnified by his frequent use of close-ups.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
What slays them in the second balcony, though, flattens on the screen.
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41

Mr. Showbiz

By Cody Clark
The characters and their dilemmas are never convincing.
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48 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.