75

Chicago Tribune

A strength of Then She Found Me, from Elinor Lipman's novel, is its straightforward, uncomplicated storytelling that keeps the threads untangled and blends the everyday and the absurd with natural ease.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
While there are plenty of laughs, Hunt doesn't play this for farce. Even Midler gives perhaps the most restrained, and arguably the most winning, performance of her screen career.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The new movie shrieks of motherhood - raising hot-button issues like biological clocks running down, the rights of birth mothers and whether to adopt or give artificial insemination a shot.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

Hunt's movie-directing debut frequently crackles with nice gags.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

With subtle laughs but solid emotional thrust, it will play very well with older audiences.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
What ought to be a bittersweet movie about a woman's momentary unraveling feels like a workout class: Cardio melodrama.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
There are some wise observations about parenting. Hunt draws some good performances from the cast and wisely chose a low-key personal story for her directorial debut.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The material is so charged that it threatens to electrocute any who would touch it. Yet from the moment that Bette Midler, as Bernice the bio-Mom, appears, she becomes the instrument of its emotional release, catharsis teetering on high heels.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Has some nice moments, but it feels very much like a first film. The pacing is off, and the cast members appear to be acting in completely different projects.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A bizarre, overcooked broth that combines a broad sitcom style (the banter goes rat-tat-tat like a steam drill) with a preposterous succession of plot complications, plus solemn questions of identity, adoption and the nature of happiness.
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56 out of 100
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