User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

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  1. ChrystalW.
    Feb 2, 2002
    9
    Very true to life....how many people actually know how to act when someone they love is dying right before their very eyes?
  2. CatherineL.
    Jan 19, 2002
    10
    A great movie, I was alternately laughing and crying. Andreef brings out the humanity of each of the characters, despite their often difficult personalities.
  3. MikeL.
    Dec 14, 2001
    8
    Great movie. Nearly as good as "Bliss" and on par with "Muriel's Wedding." I found my copy in Blockbuster's dumpster as they jettison VHS. What a lucky find!
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. 70
    This Australian tear-jerker finds more humor than you'd imagine possible in the story of a dying woman getting to know her adult children.
  2. 60
    Bursting with grotesque burlesques of household relations.
  3. Reviewed by: Chuck Wilson
    40
    The characters...are so unlikable that one longs for a bit of cheap sentiment if only to make them palatable.