• Released
  • June 17, 2004
  • Comedy
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A film of uncommon originality.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A brave, funny, affecting film.
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80

Film Threat

A cross between a road movie, a documentary and a therapy session.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Limps to a fairly lame conclusion, but until then its remarkable candor is like spending a memorably hilarious, harrowing and unforgettable weekend with your wacky in-laws.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
This isn't a movie, it's a thingamajig - frequently as off-putting as can be, but unassailably one of a kind.
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75

Chicago Tribune

One fears, however, that not every uncomfortable scene was scripted, and that we have just been privy to some awfully private moments. It makes for uneasy viewing, sure, but it's one of the most compelling rides around.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
An engaging portrait of a functionally dysfunctional family.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's weird and wonderful.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
This curious blend of fact and fiction is ultimately worth the trip -- just don't forget to pack the Advil.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Occasionally funny and touching, but often embarrassing and cringe-inducing.
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72 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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