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  1. Meanders around Holly Springs, Mississippi, with the fuzzy benevolence of a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation.
  2. 100
    Cookie's Fortune, which knows how to treat serious matters with humor, is to be treasured as an utterly distinctive work by one of America's finest filmmakers. [2 April 1999, Calendar, p.F-1]
  3. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    80
    It's the work of an old master summing up. It sure feels that way. The screenwriter, Anne Rapp, has provided Altman with a blueprint not only for an ensemble comedy but also for a comedy that honors the very idea of an ensemble. It's no wonder Altman fell on it.
  4. Most of what transpires is low-key, affectionate comedy and a fair amount of fun.
  5. Won't go down as Robert Altman's most memorable movie. But it's a pleasant affair, whose greatest assets are its unhurried, benevolent atmosphere and the quiet, gem-like moments that occur among its characters.
  6. None of the film is exciting, and, despite the preeningly smooth flow of the story, little of it is interesting.

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  1. Jul 13, 2012
    9
    Great actors, nice rural location, great music. Actors interact well. Many characters could easily be over acted, but were perfect. ChrisGreat actors, nice rural location, great music. Actors interact well. Many characters could easily be over acted, but were perfect. Chris O'Donnell's character is one where the acting could have gone wrong so easily, yet I love the way his character is, and I care for the character he plays. Expand

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