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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    100
    Lone Scherfig, the writer-director, has made a film so unabashedly hopeful that it actually makes the heart soar. Yes, soar.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    90
    The sober wit of this comedy arises not from conventional artifice -- snappy dialogue, wacky situations -- but from a realistically drawn ensemble interacting truthfully with one another.
  3. It's the rare film, Dogma or otherwise, that keeps you smiling long after the lights come up.
  4. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    80
    It's all done without special effects, soaring strings or manufactured sentiment. Now, that's entertainment.
  5. 75
    Dogme films don't have to be bleak to be effective. They can be -- imagine! -- fun. Scherfig may have taken the discipline in an entirely new and welcome direction.
  6. 75
    An engaging romantic comedy that would have been better if the audience wasn't constantly being distracted by mediocre video quality and jerky camera movements.
  7. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    30
    None of this is any more fun as it sounds -- the cancer ward scenes are truly disturbing -- but to be fair, writer/director Lone Scherfeg (the first woman to make a Dogme 95 film) manages some black-humored laughs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6