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  • Summary: Jenny is stunned to see Lucy on her doorstep and, what's worse, unable to keep her out. Jenny has little time to explain her sister's arrival to her fiancĂ© Bill (who has never met Lucy or anyone in Jenny's family). Lucy tries to update Jenny about their old friends in The Bronx and about their estranged mother but when the news is not what Jenny expects to hear, she's left wondering just what else Lucy could possibly do to disrupt her ordered life...that is, until Lucy delivers even more surprises. (Dada Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Kerry Lengel
    Aug 16, 2012
    80
    It is intended for an audience that is willing to take a journey without knowing the destination.
  2. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Jul 12, 2012
    70
    With its small cast and focus on performance, Union Square promises to be a welcome showcase for Sorvino, and the early rhymes with Miss Linda are intriguingly open-ended.
  3. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Jul 11, 2012
    67
    There isn't much to Union Square, but the movie does understand how people want to love their families on their own terms, forgetting that their families may be the only ones who really know who they are.
  4. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jul 12, 2012
    60
    Despite its problems, there's a touching sweetness at the heart of Nancy Savoca's intimate family drama about estranged sisters trying to reconnect.
  5. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Jul 13, 2012
    50
    Sorvino brings a spark, but neither she nor Patti LuPone, in an amusing cameo, can overcome the clockwork-like plod to the end.
  6. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Jul 11, 2012
    50
    The actors are so good, though, that they make you want to see what they could do in a better movie than this tedious acting-class experiment.
  7. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Jul 10, 2012
    40
    Sorvino's Bronx bawler veers from mascara-streaked monster to outer-borough sage as each scene requires, while Savoca's agitated camera strains for handheld immediacy but ends up just looking amateurish and ugly.

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  1. Jul 16, 2012
    9
    Terrific. Funny/sad, excellent film making. . . Nancy Savoca (TRUE LOVE, HOUSEHOLD SAINTS, DOGFIGHT) blends her writing and directing skills with the stellar acting talent of Oscar-Winner Mira Sorvino, Emmy-Winner Tammy Blanchard, Michael Doyle and THE SOPRANOS' Michael Rispoli and Patti LuPone (three-time Tony Award winner) in this intimate movie. Two seemingly opposite sisters try to find some common ground amidst family pain that has scarred them both. This is a film of "big moments" in which you can feel the passion, love and pain of the well-drawn characters. A joy to watch. Expand

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