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  • Summary: Four siblings return home to their mother's house for what they think are the last few days of her life. When she hangs on, they find themselves trapped -- together -- for two weeks. (MGM)
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. It's messy and painful, eased only the admirable modesty of Stockman's writing and direction.
  2. The movie's warm advocacy of hospice, with all the dignity such end-of-life care provides, does real, influential good.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    63
    Sally Field's flawless performance as a mother whose imminent death reunites her four grown children elevates a fairly formulaic melodrama in the made-for-Lifetime mode into something considerably more memorable.
  4. Casting choices seem oddly random (only Cavanagh and Nicholson have any familial chemistry). And the humor, which is vital to a movie this inherently grim, falls flat.
  5. The script is not without some perceptive observations about family dynamics, but the problematic tone keeps getting in the way. A little absurdist levity in these instances always helps to prevent things from becoming too maudlin, but in Stockman's hands, the played-for-laughs elements in this tragicomedy feel forced rather than organic, ultimately creating an emotional disconnect with the viewer.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    40
    Picture veers unsteadily between melodrama and light comedy, with no confidence in either.
  7. Although well intentioned, has the superficial gloss of a TV movie of the week.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. TammyS.
    Nov 30, 2006
    10
    Great script, cast and crew! It really comes together. Critics are way off on this one....it is a MUST SEE!
  2. SarahP.
    Feb 8, 2007
    9
    I saw this at the Hamptons Film Festival this year, and it was great! My family went through something similar, and this movie had everything I saw this at the Hamptons Film Festival this year, and it was great! My family went through something similar, and this movie had everything we went through-- laughter and tears. Sally Field is amazing, and all the acting is great. If you're looking for a movie with real emotion, that's really about something important, Two Weeks is it. Expand

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