100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This is a sweet, gentle film - slow and sunny like a summer day, with a message that growing up can be hard, but can also serve as the wellspring of memories that will sustain you for a lifetime.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Romantically nostalgic, a love letter to growing up in simpler times.
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75

Boston Globe

The film's vintage setting is as much a character as any other. Some of the best moments evoke the best parts of easygoing small town life in a bygone era.
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75

Chicago Tribune

A film that proves even the tiredest genre can be reinvigorated in the right hands.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Though its sentiment may be lost on the very young, the movie is strictly two-hanky fare.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A movie like this falls outside ordinary critical language. Is it good or bad? Is there too much melodrama? I don't have any idea. It triggered too many thoughts of my own for me to have much attention left over for footnotes.
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75

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
A family movie with a heart and a brain. And if you aren't moved to tears, you might need an organ transplant.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

A serviceable time-passer for kids, grandparents, and poochophiles.
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50

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
It plays out like an endless series of scenes we've seen before.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Certainly there are people who will welcome this kind of "wholesome" family entertainment, but it feels false.
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61 out of 100
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