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  • Summary: This finely observed comedy is an intimate family portrait of four hapless but resilient women and the bittersweet lessons they learn in keeping up with the hectic demands of their individual neuroses. (Lions Gate)
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    Here is a movie that knows its women, listens to them, doesn't give them a pass, allows them to be real: It's a rebuke to the shallow "Ya-Ya Sisterhood."
  2. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    Holofcener is honest enough to present human foibles, not just as weaknesses but as unexpected sources of humor and strength.
  3. 80
    Catherine Keener, Emily Mortimer and Brenda Blethyn shine in a delicate, loose-limbed and tremendously alive indie about women, family, self-image and survival.
  4. 75
    About how women see themselves in terms of bodies, age and careers, but without all the "you go girl" tripe crammed into so many other movies of this ilk.
  5. The result is a gutsy little picture and a nice slice of life.
  6. Reviewed by: Laura Sinagra
    Everyone in this chintz-covered world is a little creepy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. TNgo
    Nov 23, 2005
    It's just a beautiful film. Only a woman can write and direct this particular film - and I mean that as a compliment. I look forward to Nicole Holofcener's next work. Expand
  2. MichaelF.
    Jun 29, 2002
    It's a very good indie. It's depressing and funny. Keener is great at being a bitch and a half as usual. Emily Mortimer is EXTREMELY EXTREMELY cute and is very good too. It is your typical indie, 13 Conversations About One Thing is slightly similar but better. Very Good and great performances from a very good script. Expand

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