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  • Summary: Around the Bend tells the story of four generations of men who are suddenly brought together by the chance to uncover the truth about their family's past. The journey will take them out on the road to a world full of surprises -- some comic, some dramatic and all of them personal. (WarnerAround the Bend tells the story of four generations of men who are suddenly brought together by the chance to uncover the truth about their family's past. The journey will take them out on the road to a world full of surprises -- some comic, some dramatic and all of them personal. (Warner Independent Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 31
  2. Negative: 6 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    A bittersweet relationship drama with enough honest emotion and gentle humor to move even the steeliest heart.
  2. Mr. Walken performs with a marvelously minimalist precision.
  3. Who would have guessed that, among all the cutesy curves in Around the Bend, the guy walking the straightest line is Christopher Walken?
  4. 50
    If nothing else, director/screenwriter Jordan Roberts knows good music. If only we could say the same about his script.
  5. Around the Bend doesn't inspire one to care.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    50
    For the silent masses who cherish those "Hallmark Hall of Fame" specials, but wish they had just a little more profanity, the release of Around the Bend is occasion to rejoice.
  7. So programmatic, so dogged in hitting the right steps at the right time that it completely lacks spontaneity.

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. TomM.
    Oct 10, 2008
    9
    Great direction, great performances, and great story. What else is there? Oh, yes, a great soundtrack! I purchased the soundtrack a half-hour Great direction, great performances, and great story. What else is there? Oh, yes, a great soundtrack! I purchased the soundtrack a half-hour after I watched the film. Expand

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