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7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22

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Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    70
    Packs an irresistible emotional punch.
  2. Cunningham's depth of feeling transformed the book's premise into something beyond sniggers or camp, and the best moments in the movie, which was directed by theater veteran Michael Mayer in his film debut and adapted by Cunningham, have a similar emotional charge.
  3. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    80
    Driven by soulful performances and by a genuine sense of wonder for the unpredictable permutations of love and family.