63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Never really feels right.
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63

Miami Herald

Everything that cynical moviegoers despise and the tender-minded adore.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
So heavy on incident, contrivance, coincidence, improbability, sudden reversals and dizzying flash-forwards (sometimes years at a time) that it seems a wonder the characters don't crash into each other in the confusion.
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50

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Hard-core chick shlock, weakened by odd shifts in tone and a slack pace, but elevated by a luminous performance by Natalie Portman.
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Never earns the rollicking life affirmation it's after.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Ultimately, it's more an emotional hodgepodge than a compassionate look at real human problems.
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38

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
The Wal-Mart of cinematic soap operas. One-stop shopping for your emotional movie needs.
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38

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Sloshes between comedy and drama, never quite hitting stride as either.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Simply put, it may be the lamest movie ever made about poor white... Southern characters.
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22

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
A swamp of clichés, contrivances, and cheap ham-and-cheese hero sentimentality.
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30 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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