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JohnC.Jul 15, 2007A beautiful indie about seriously flawed people - who make choices and change - just like real folks. Tight script. Terrific acting all around. Interesting characters you care about. The oh-so-clever clever Mr. A.O. Scott says this is a dysfunctional family. No. It is a functional family of people with handicaps who manage to pull together and pull through. They could implode and fail - or implode and survive. Write your own script. And what happened to Joe Morgenstern while I wasn't paying attention? Has he been replaced by someone who's idea of a review is to give away the story and then make nasty comments? Are all her reviews this insipid? Normally I avoid reviews in the yellow - there are so many good films I don't have time to see. But this time I would have missed a good film that lovers of small films should see. I'm making the WSJ's Joanne Kaufman a "negative indicator". Let the reader beware.… Expand
JimGJul 16, 2007Disappointing. Brenda Blethyn has been typecast in another emotionally overwrought role that she already played in Secrets and Lies, a much more effective use of her talent.