Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    38
    Inventing the Abbotts would be a lot more fun were it a trashy Troy Donahue-Diane McBain vehicle ground out by Warner Bros. in 1960, the year this hormonally motivated high school-college romance mercifully concludes. [4 April 1997, p. 4D]
  2. Too long winded and dull.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    20
    The goofy hysteria of something like "A Summer Place" was infinitely more entertaining and emotionally authentic than the distant smugness of this failed clone. [7 April 1997, p. 76]
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. TerryO.
    Oct 17, 2005
    8
    A collection of talent in a believable ensemble setting makes it more than it might have been. Yes, it is leisurely. Yes, it is too focused A collection of talent in a believable ensemble setting makes it more than it might have been. Yes, it is leisurely. Yes, it is too focused inward on a couple of themes. But it is a good looking scrapbook of a movie. How could you not want the best for Tyler and Phoenix, and Mrs. Holt? In the end, 2 out of 3 ain't bad. Kind of like in real life, and that bittersweetness is what , in the end, makes it worth watching and appreciating. Full Review »