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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

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  1. Jul 5, 2012
    7
    I found this movie based loosely on the book Family Linen. It is a good story remembering their departed friend as they carry out his last wish. During the travel to disperse the ashes, each remember different times with him and his wife/children. In this time there is discovery of flings and unintended regrets. Very heavy in dialog but a good story.
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

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  1. Positive: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. 50
    A ho-hum male weepie/road comedy that's worth watching mostly because of a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of England's greatest working-class actors.
  2. 50
    Never quite shrugs off its literary manners. [18 & 25 Feb 2002, p. 200]
  3. It is remarkably, unsentimentally dramatized by Fred Schepisi, courtesy of the pitch-perfect performances of its ensemble British cast.