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This comedy deserves credit for taking a decided viewpoint — and delivering a heartfelt if occasionally misguided message. Read full review
Lifetime movies have their pleasures, and so does this film. Chief among them is the cast, a group of over-45 actresses who really are better than ever; in the cases of Brooke Shields and Daryl Hannah, remarkably better. Read full review
The problem is the script, which, in scene after scene, contains no surprises. Read full review
Seidelman's attempts to provide positive, alternative representations of marginalized people and problems is overly ambitious. Read full review
In critical ways, the movie is a mess. The basketball scenes are so sloppy and haphazard that the would-be slapstick registers as confusion. But away from the court, the actors bring their caricatures to folksy comic life. Read full review
Early in The Hot Flashes, Brooke Shields is seen reading Menopause For Dummies, and it doesn’t take long to realize that’s precisely what you’re watching. Read full review
What could have been an empowering and amusing riff on the typically male underdog genre is mostly charmless. Read full review
The raunchy, feminist-revenge jokes are the best part of this feel-good, you-go-ladies sports comedy. Read full review
Hot Flashes don’t generate much heat — comical or otherwise. A pity, since that rare menopause comedy is a terrible thing to waste. Read full review
Now that the filmmaker has reached a certain age, she no longer seems to have her finger on her generation’s pulse. Case in point: The Hot Flashes, a ribald comedy whose menopause-referencing title is all too indicative of its pandering humor. Read full review
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