100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
We feel it, in our hearts. And therein lies the great power of this small, wise film.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Moretti gives us something different but very important. He shows us how life goes on.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It takes skill these days, if not nerve, to put a vital, happy nuclear family on screen and to invite us to share in every quiet tremor, every gentle jostle and smile of their steady, deep-flowing contentment.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Not all movies can be stark, difficult and obscure. Sometimes in a quite ordinary way a director can reach out and touch us.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Moretti's performance is low-key but detailed. He makes the psychiatrist a fascinating guy, rather austere and restrained, a Northern Italian, not an expressive Neapolitan.
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75

Boston Globe

A triumph of gentility that earns its moments of pathos.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Stands apart for its raw, quiet emotion and its shattering sense of truth.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A stately and deeply affecting look at the human condition, told in something like a series of snapshots.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
I found this film deeply affecting as well. It has a gravity that's independent of technique, and an engaging spirit that's enhanced by flashes of comedy.
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60

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Veering on the maudlin, the film ultimately succeeds by striking a universal chord on the subject of inconsolable loss. It's a stirring, humane testament from a surprising source.
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73 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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