• Released
  • June 28, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 48 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
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70

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
While the overall feel is a bit derivative and contrived, there are nonetheless plenty of bitingly sharp lines and performance moments to keep this well-cast ensemble piece percolating along.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Features a top-notch cast, a few beautifully observed moments, and some amusingly bitchy dialogue. But its rambling, episodic structure and gallery of troubled characters will ultimately prove too off-putting to attract theatrical audiences.
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50

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Petunia augurs more titillation than it delivers and only works occasionally.
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40

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
It’s possible to make a great movie out of family dysfunction, but this one is too short on insight to rank with the best of the genre.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Even in shabbily put together dramedies, such as this one, there can be a glimmer of light. Here it’s Christine Lahti’s anguished, nuanced turn as a wife and mother excited to begin a new phase with her husband.
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40 out of 100
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