Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Natasha Senjanovic
    80
    Managing to avoid facile sentimentality, the story grows emotionally more and more engaging thanks to Moretti's impeccable comic timing and neurotic acumen.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    80
    Beautifully modulated, fluidly told film expresses pain with warm understatement.
  3. Reviewed by: Sam Toy
    60
    Don't expect anything too profound from this middleweight fare - but it'll still be better than the inevitable remake.
  4. 60
    Thankfully, Mr. Grimaldi and the screenwriters have no great lessons to impart or messages to deliver, and the film, while uneven -- sometimes too on the nose, sometimes anecdotal and diffuse -- is generally absorbing, thanks mostly to the quality of the acting.
  5. 50
    Stick around till the end. You don't want to miss an unexpected cameo from a filmmaker I won't name. Hint: He's short, likes younger women and isn't Woody Allen.
  6. Moretti makes this ''study'' in despair a naggingly neutral, at times borderline coy experience.
  7. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    30
    Not even the momentary participation extraordinaire of a vertically challenged famous filmmaker self-exiled from the United States can save this phony pseudo-drama from its final collapse into a heap of inconsequence and male vanity.

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