100

The Hollywood Reporter

By James Greenberg
Succeeds so beautifully because of a compelling story, great acting, intelligent writing and sensitive direction.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is carefully modulated to draw us deeper and deeper into the situation, and uses no contrived plot devices to superimpose plot jolts on what is, after all, a story involving four civilized people who are only trying, each in a different way, to find happiness.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Andrew Wagner has made a lovely comedy of death and rebirth.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Whether this reserved, hypercautious widower can deal with the arousal she creates in him - let alone be physically able to act on it - is one of the many layers of tension that drive this unusual and absolutely riveting dance.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
We are slowly and mightily drawn into this intimate story, which is both intellectually stimulating and emotionally moving.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Langella delivers a master class in acting. He's playing Leonard Schiller, an aging author aching from the loss of his wife, a weak heart and literary neglect.
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75

Chicago Tribune

Because the characters are richly realized and their dialogue rings true, we stick around, rooting for something like a happy ending.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A "small" movie. But in its keenly observed examination of strangers who become intimates - and of family members who remain, in part, strangers - it has big things to say.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A gentle collection of scenes that work and scenes that don't.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Wallows in bleakness and settles for sentimental gestures.
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78 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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