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  • Summary: Three friends "come of age" for a second time on a trip across the great American West. Faced with the decision of a lifetime, Arvilla Holden loads up her 1966 Bonneville convertible and, with her friends in tow, sets out from Pocatello, Idaho, en route to Santa Barbara, California. As theyThree friends "come of age" for a second time on a trip across the great American West. Faced with the decision of a lifetime, Arvilla Holden loads up her 1966 Bonneville convertible and, with her friends in tow, sets out from Pocatello, Idaho, en route to Santa Barbara, California. As they make detours to such spots as Bryce Canyon and Las Vegas, it doesn't take long for the women to realize Arvilla has something unexpected in store. But no one realizes that what began as a simple trip will end up becoming a chance to rediscover themselves, their friendships, the importance of promises--and of letting go. (SenArt Films) Expand
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Scarcely original and in no way earthshaking, but its notable cast is a pleasure to behold.
  2. 50
    No surprises here, though the stars make it surprisingly watchable.
  3. Bonneville does provide at least one important service: The next time an older actress complains that there are no good projects for women of a certain age, she'll be able to hold this clunker up as Exhibit A.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    50
    Except for Ms. Lange’s silent, expressive close-ups, which render flashbacks unnecessary, the women’s journey is aesthetically and dramatically unremarkable.
  5. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    50
    A bland road movie running on empty. It's depressing to see a deluxe cast wasted on such by-the-numbers material -- from predictable plot to fabricated Hallmark sentiment to strenuous milking of warm-and-fuzzy laughs from the irrepressible spirit of three women whose youth is behind them.
  6. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    50
    Put three old friends in a convertible for a cross-country road trip to a loved one's funeral, and what do you get? Very few surprises, in this feel-good fluff that, despite offering nothing novel, could do well with older audiences who rightly feel that too few films are being made with them in mind.
  7. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    40
    This rarity in cinema--a graying cast in a female-bonding adventure--couldn't be more dull-humored or predictably maudlin without just calling itself "The Bucket List 2."

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  1. JayH
    Jun 18, 2008
    5
    5.5/10. The cast boosts the story very much. It's a slow moving, predictable and rather mundane story. The writing is hardly 5.5/10. The cast boosts the story very much. It's a slow moving, predictable and rather mundane story. The writing is hardly extraordinary. But again, a movie with Jessica lange, Kathy Bates and Joan Allen can't be all bad. Expand
  2. Apr 20, 2013
    2
    You look for a good film full of good performances and you get more of a badly made Bucket List instead. It's nothing to be to excited aboutYou look for a good film full of good performances and you get more of a badly made Bucket List instead. It's nothing to be to excited about and its one of the most disappointing small, not-very popular films ever made. Expand

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