Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
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  1. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Sep 30, 2012
    30
    A technically competent but painfully broad dramedy about a larcenous mother-and-son duo in the Midwest. This gender-flipped, latter-day "Paper Moon" lacks that film's judicious restraint, among other things, alternating hick Americana cartoonishness with maudlin appeals to the tear ducts.
  2. Reviewed by: Marsha McCreadie
    Sep 25, 2012
    30
    The movie permanently downshifts to moralizing melodrama and retrograde Stella Dallas–like maternal sacrifice when Bobby has an accidental run-in with real estate magnate Kent (Bill Pullman).
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Sep 23, 2012
    25
    Just an extended dramatization of the 1980s anti-drug PSA that memorably cautioned "I learned it by watching you!"
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Oct 11, 2012
    10
    All I have to say is Milla Jovovich. She gives an incredible performance which carries the film through the pacing issues. She is an excellentAll I have to say is Milla Jovovich. She gives an incredible performance which carries the film through the pacing issues. She is an excellent actress and I am proud of her. Oscars here we come Full Review »
  2. Nov 22, 2012
    0
    What a horrible flick. Milla Jovovich throws in an awful performance, the kid is just utterly annoying. Who cares about any of theseWhat a horrible flick. Milla Jovovich throws in an awful performance, the kid is just utterly annoying. Who cares about any of these characters ?
    I know this is Famke Janssen's first effort, but please...this movie is unbearable.
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