75

Chicago Tribune

In her first feature film, Masterson creates a slice of life that is very believable (especially if you've ever seen "The Jerry Springer Show") and often endearing.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
With so much junk cluttering movie houses, it is a shame that it took two years for this sweet, intelligent drama to get a release before heading for DVD.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Masterson, like many actors, is an assured director even in her debut; working with her brother Pete as cinematographer, she creates a spell and a tenderness and pushes exactly as far as this story should go.
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70

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
A vibrant, unpretentious small-town tale.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This is not, frankly, a movie you'll remember long after you see it. But it has just enough moments of genuine intimacy to indicate that Masterson ought to give directing another try.
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60

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Superior acting elevates a small, overcrowded ensemble piece set in rural upstate New York into something a little deeper and truer than the mawkish disease-of-the-week movie it threatens to become.
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60

Village Voice

There's no kind of wonderful in Mary Stuart Masterson's directorial debut, yet however slight her ensemble drama--about two distressed families in the Rockwellian framings of time-forgotten rural America--maybe, it's at least convincing in its genuine sweetness.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Richard James Havis
The story is certainly predictable, but it contains just enough conflict and drama to engage the viewer.
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50

Chicago Reader

By Andrea Gronvall
Jayce Bartok--who plays Stanford's irresponsible musician brother--wrote the screenplay, whose central story of doomed young love gets lost amid the overplotting.
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50

Los Angeles Times

A bland ensemble drama with an unremarkable script that somehow inspired actress Mary Stuart Masterson to make her feature-directing debut. The material doesn't serve her well -- and vice versa.
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60 out of 100
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