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Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
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  1. This is a sweet, gentle film - slow and sunny like a summer day, with a message that growing up can be hard, but can also serve as the wellspring of memories that will sustain you for a lifetime.
  2. 75
    A family movie with a heart and a brain. And if you aren't moved to tears, you might need an organ transplant.
  3. 75
    A movie like this falls outside ordinary critical language. Is it good or bad? Is there too much melodrama? I don't have any idea. It triggered too many thoughts of my own for me to have much attention left over for footnotes.
  4. 63
    Grows on you like kudzu.
  5. Particularly unsuitable for cinematic adaptation, but when has that ever stopped anyone.
  6. Reviewed by: Christine Dolan
    50
    A slice of '40s-vintage, small town Mississippi life, full of laughs and sweetness and a sorrow that may send more sensitive little ones home crying.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7

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