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  • Summary: On a recent Halloween night four couples of differing backgrounds bring eight very different sets of hopes and aspirations to the dinner table of a Weehawken, New Jersey neighborhood party. When a fortune teller is invited to the house for entertainment, everything is thrown into disarray with the prediction that "one couple will be finished by the end of the year." (Gabriel Film Group) Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Lael Loewenstein
    Though picture is at times undermined by a lack of unifying perspective, its glimmers of greatness are a testament to the talent involved.
  2. These formidable actresses [Redgrave and Daly], abetted by a persuasive Connick, and by Hurt as the most genteel and benevolent of ghosts, set a high standard for a splendid ensemble cast.
  3. 60
    The interactions between the realms of the magical and the everyday are carried off with an easygoing charm.
  4. Reviewed by: Wendy Lee
    The film tries hard to avoid cliché but doesn't get very far.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Surprisingly, some of the best moments come from supermodel Crawford and singer Connick, two acting tyros not generally known for their dramatic skills.
  6. 50
    Given how much Yellen does right, it's all the more shameful that she so spectacularly sinks her film in the foot with one hugely questionable "creative" decision: adding a pair of ghosts into the mix.
  7. Might be described as a muddy, cliché-ridden sudsfest that lurches uncertainly between comedy and soap opera without finding its emotional or visual footing.

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