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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 45
  2. Negative: 4 out of 45

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  1. JohnM.
    May 31, 2001
    3
    I know a lot of people who think this is a great film. I can't imagine why. I thought it was jaw-droppingly awful, as did a few acquaintances. For a film with a similar feel which is a far superior piece of entertainment, I highly recommend "Margaret's Museum." It is also set on Cape Breton Island and has a very nice performance by Helena Bonham Carter.
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72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Balaban's superb performance blends with Moyle's mostly understated directing to produce an uneven but sometimes enchanting comedy-drama.
  2. 90
    A tender and hilarious vision of female adolescence.
  3. 60
    Balaban and Nairn are radiant, with none of the mannerisms that so often make Hollywood actresses look like Stepford teens.