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  • Summary: A delightfully bittersweet story of four elderly sisters and their relationship with each other. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. In this good-natured film, even the smallest efforts at kindness yield positive results.
  2. Rather than assaulting you with self-congratulatory tears, it leaves you with a bittersweet glow of wisdom and an appreciation of the small triumphs and difficult labors of love.
  3. 80
    Without condescension, Debrauwer offers comic glimpses into their separate dreams of grandeur, but he lets Pauline's touching simplicity unite them.
  4. 75
    They take a mundane story and give it emotional resonance.
  5. van der Groen, described as "Belgium's national treasure," is especially terrific as Pauline.
  6. 20
    Debrauwer's characterization is as sharp and incisive as a butter knife.

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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. EarlM.
    Aug 6, 2006
    9
    A wonderful little movie with great performances by the lead actresses.

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