Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. A completely appealing, beautifully preserved memory piece - a grand, colorful coming-of-age story with a candy box color palette and a standout performance by Renée Zellweger. It's a great story and a great crowd-pleaser.
  2. 88
    This is essentially Renee Zellweger's picture, and she glows in it.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 23, 2011
    I really enjoyed this film. Loved the old cars, clothes, and slice after slice of life. Zellweger was great, as the rest of the cast. Interesting producer! Full Review »
  2. GildaB
    Sep 13, 2009
    If this movie were in a foreign language, critics would be praising it for its gentle humor, wonderful character roles and Renee Zellweger's perfect portrayal of a woman coming to realize her inner strengths. Because it is American, most will fail to realize how brilliantly each role is portrayed and how very satisfying and insightful this look at 50's Americana really is. Full Review »
  3. Raine
    Aug 30, 2009
    Sweet film about family and the twists and turns of life.