Miramax Films | Release Date: January 25, 2002 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 34 Critics
Positive:
27
Mixed:
6
Negative:
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90
There’s not a whisper of melodrama or sentimentality in the way Moretti tells his tale, guiding us through the stages of grief with calm, devastating lucidity.
90
Wise and surprisingly witty, the film is a minor masterpiece and could serve as a fitting companion piece to America's "In the Bedroom," another superb film about the torments of bereavement.
75
Boston GlobeChris Fujiwara
A triumph of gentility that earns its moments of pathos.
75
A stately and deeply affecting look at the human condition, told in something like a series of snapshots.
70
I found this film deeply affecting as well. It has a gravity that's independent of technique, and an engaging spirit that's enhanced by flashes of comedy.
70
You leave the film like one of Giovanni's patients rising from the couch -- far from healed, but amused and pacified by the sympathy that has washed over you. [4 Feb 2002, p. 82]