Warner Independent Pictures (WIP) | Release Date: July 23, 2004
7.8
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Generally favorable reviews based on 32 Ratings
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RichardL.Aug 4, 2004
Unlike the novel, this screen play is weak and missing the subconscious insight of each character.
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RayS.Jan 17, 2005
The movies message was that families can come in all shapes and sizes -and sexual preferences- a plea for tolerance-the acting is good-it got a bit too warm and fuzzy at the end.
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VinceH.Nov 16, 2004
Excellent acting in this film (despite the over-praise Ferrell has been getting, the best acting in this film comes from Robin Wright Penn), but my criticism of this film is the same as a lot that I have read here. The script is my main Excellent acting in this film (despite the over-praise Ferrell has been getting, the best acting in this film comes from Robin Wright Penn), but my criticism of this film is the same as a lot that I have read here. The script is my main problem; it is too talky and feels too "adapted", unlike say David Hare's script of Cunningham's "The Hours". The characters talk and act as if characters in an indie character film and not real life. I know that sounds vague but it's the only way I can describe it. But this movie does have one of the most moving last 10 minutes of any all year, and the last scene is heartbreaking. Expand
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