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  • Summary: Chronicles two old pals in middle age as they look back to when they were teenage musical stars. Vinnie (Assante), a well-to-do bartender is a widower with three children, the youngest suffering from lukemia. Vinnie proposes marriage to his daughter's nurse (Venora) and starts a new life.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. The film's locales have an appealing authentic feel to them, and everything from decor to music contributes to making Looking for an Echo an appealing heart-tugger.
  2. The best performance comes from Venora.
  3. 50
    Well-meant but rambling little indie melodrama.
  4. Assante, restrained and thoughtful, reveals Vinnie's midlife bewilderment as much as his bred-in machismo. His performance is too delicate, though, to stand up to the rigidly formulaic schemes
  5. 40
    A slow-moving, dramatically slack film.
  6. Reviewed by: Alexander Clare
    30
    The stream of sentimentality is endless and often sickly, and the warm afterglow is decidedly manufactured.
  7. Corny, suds-drenched movie. The kindest way of looking at this roughly patched-together story is as the cinematic equivalent of the music it memorializes.
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