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  • Summary: A drama focusing on a former actress who subjects her 15-year-old daughter to a series of depressed small towns, money woes, failed love affairs, and bouts of depression.
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  1. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Nov 8, 2012
    60
    Director Lisa Albright has less success balancing the tones of two eras: the movie is more successful when replicating matter-of-fact '70s grit than the independent miserabilism of the '90s.
  2. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Nov 8, 2012
    50
    Coming Up Roses swerves into a third-act twist that's both an indie cliché and dramatically unnecessary.
  3. Reviewed by: Marsha McCreadie
    Nov 8, 2012
    40
    After a hoot of an entrance by Bernadette Peters showboating a tune from the rafters at a church wedding, Coming Up Roses takes a nosedive into despair and stays there.
  4. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Nov 8, 2012
    40
    Despite committed and heartfelt performances - especially from the perennially charismatic Peters - director Lisa Albright's soapy semi-autobiographical tale fails to scale the low hurdle of believability.
  5. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Nov 12, 2012
    40
    Standout perfs by Bernadette Peters as an aging diva and Rachel Brosnahan as her solicitous 15-year-old daughter are the only reasons to see Lisa Albright's Coming Up Roses, a tired '80s-set meller hobbled by lackluster helming and an unconvincing script.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Nov 8, 2012
    40
    The grittier side of Coming Up Roses, which Ms. Albright wrote with Christina Lazaridi, is unconvincing boilerplate grunge.

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