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5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 62 Ratings

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Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40
  1. It's a gussied-up sorority-of-rising-stars project produced, I fantasize, by baby-boomer studio guys whose younger spouses articulately defend a woman's right to stay home and raise the kids.
  2. Rote characterizations and a trite, even condescending, attitude toward that era's misguided mores robs the film of the satiric punch Todd Haynes delivered in "Far From Heaven."
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    40
    Maybe Wellesley isn't the only injured party here. Can an audience sue for cruel and edifying punishment?