Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. This deliciously offbeat Canadian comedy gets its charm from marvelous acting and from a screenplay bursting with ideas. Great fun.
  2. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    88
    All of this is punctuated with refreshingly strange wit.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    88
    The kind of well-acted, genuine heartwarmer that some people complain Hollywood doesn't bother making anymore. And in this case, Hollywood didn't.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. JonathanF.
    Jun 15, 2007
    9
    Great, funny, inspirational. Adam Butcher was surprisingly very good.
  2. HeatherH.
    Aug 23, 2006
    10
    I really liked the movie. I just wish they would have showed him seeing his mother awake.
  3. Sean
    Jan 22, 2006
    9
    the script was witty and the movie was never boring to watch. "inspiring".