90

Variety

Genuine and moving... Script is remarkably mature in its dealings with teens.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Inoffensive in its simplicity; its high, if naive, spirits send viewers out into the all too real streets clothed in the glow of a fantasy well-spun.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The characters are allowed to be smart, to react in unexpected ways, and to be more concerned with doing the right thing than with doing the expedient or even the lustful thing.
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80

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
Though in essence this is little more than a girls' romance novel brought to life, it has been filled with heart and humor. The place, the people and even the largely predictable situations in which they find themselves are presented in an entirely winning way. [21 Oct 1988]
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A pleasant enough "Crimes of the Heart" rip-off about three young women bumbling, stumbling and fumbling through life, looking for answers, smiling through tears, blah, blah, blah. [21 Oct 1988]
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50

TV Guide

A feel-good movie with a gentle melancholic undercurrent.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Michael Wilmington
Beyond some well-observed sibling interaction, the mutual effort of four writers is mutually uninspired. Whoever wrote the episodes between hot-to-trot Jojo (Taylor) and her balky boyfriend Bill (D'Onofrio) should be ashamed. [21 Oct 1988]
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
It's meant to be open, heartwarming and real, but beneath its often attractively performed surface, the clichés are grinding as heavily as in any ''Rambo'' picture [21 Oct 1988]
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40

Washington Post

The conflicts are, at best, formulaic. (Tim is married, but unhappy; Charlie is from a different class.) And the filmmakers provide nothing to rescue us from the cliché’s… You get the general sense that the are better than their material [22 Oct 1988]
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38

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
In all, it's “Diner,'' female style. Directed by Donald Petrie from a blatantly manipulative screenplay that took four people to cook up. [24 Oct 1988]
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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