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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. (Warner Independent Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  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. Reviewed by: Carina Chocano
    50
    Gentlemen, it's a male chick flick - "The Dirty Secrets of the Ya-Ya Brotherhood."
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    The result is a curious hash: warmly funny in the comic scenes and shamelessly sentimental during the sad bits, of which there are many.
  6. Reviewed by: M. E. Russell
    50
    Plays like a certain brand of indie film I hadn't seen in a while: the Self-Consciously Odd Journey of Self-Discovery Through the American Southwest, in which people learn Important Life Lessons while encountering "colorful" characters in small-town diners and motels amid the tumbleweeds.
  7. So programmatic, so dogged in hitting the right steps at the right time that it completely lacks spontaneity.

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