100

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Well-acted, lovingly put together and heartbreakingly honest.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

It's the kind of small but amazing character study (think ``Marty'') that film lovers yearn for while griping that this type of picture no longer gets made. Turns out it does.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The charm and art of De Felitta's gentle domestic sketch expand far beyond biographical borders.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A touching and effective film.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Writer-director Raymond De Felitta creates something wonderfully funny and touching.
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80

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
A sentimental slice of 1950s Italian-American life that doesn't soft-pedal its characters' simmering prejudices within their insulated community, or pander to their dreams of getting out.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Brimming over with affection and humanity, this memory drama about the destruction of one family and the birth of another is nostalgic in a good sense: funny, bittersweet, poignant.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A gentle, soulful comedy about everyday dreams and what it takes to make them come true.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Sweet-natured but overdone, over-long film.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Worth staying with for the respect it pays to its characters' emotions.
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79 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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