• Released
  • August 24, 1999
  • R , 1 hr 36 min
  • Comedy
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
So wonderfully odd, even spiritual, that audiences won't be able to do anything but smile.
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100

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Among the funniest and most satisfying films I've seen in years.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Turns the tricks of psychology into duplicitous high play.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A feeling movie, a mood movie, an evocation of the kind of interaction we sometimes hunger for.
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88

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
A crowd-pleasing ensemble piece, whose story goes exactly where you want it to.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This eccentric fairy tale with the feel of "Our Town" has a number of remarkable performances.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The performances are disarming and Mumford is the kind of comedy that grows on you if you give it a chance.
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64

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Despite impeccable performances, this is bloodless, ho-hum stuff.
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Kasdan hasn't lost his touch at gathering terrific ensemble casts, although the performances are uneven.
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30

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A fine case ... but none weighty enough to keep this fluff from evaporating as you watch it.
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62 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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