Good story line, depicting the outcome of loss through SIDS. Fairly realistic, and worth viewing.
An excellent human drama about loss, families and grief. The subject matter is handled sensitively and does not resort to mawkishness or sentimentality. Ending without tying up all the loose ends added to the realism. Lisa Kudrow was a bit too nasty to be really believable, especially given the sensitivity her profession calls for. Scott Cohen is particularly good as the ex-husband/new husband trying to straddle both lives and please/accommodate everyone's needs while dealing with his own grief.
I enjoyed this movie. Nothing overly spectacular although very moving at times.
The storyline and characters weren't as engaging as I'd hoped. The most enjoyable part of the film for me was the fact that I got to see New York City scenery. I also like Lisa Kudrow as an actress. But I wouldn't recommend this film. A bit 'ho hum' for me.
a very good story,shows how this situation can really occure
Well acted, but a bit sad...... thought provoking.... Not one to watch over and over I don't think, but I am glad I saw it once!
Well acted but I didn't find any of the characters particularly likeable.
This movie is real, and provokes thought. it shows depth of character and takes you on a journey.
Very interesting but definately not comedy. Natalie Portman was good as the second wife but her grief over the baby just wasn't really believable, making me think first she was guilty about lacking grief - but when it was revealed that her pain was even deeper I felt something was missing in her performance. The boy was very good - little brat at times, Lisa Kudrow was great as the first wife - she plays it as the cranky Phoebe we glimpsed at times in friends (not sure what else she can do as she usually ends up as Phoebe) but it was the husband in this movie who was interesting. At different times he seemed against both first wife and second wife, his behavious with the boy was pathetic, his remorse over the dead baby seemed false - as a person he was a weak man, apparently spoiled and choosing to not notice what was really happening in his family. I did not like him and can't understand why she married him when she knew how easily he was led to cheat. Lots to think about in this movie but I'd still only give it 3 stars because there are a lot of much better movies out there.
Gret movie - I really liked this one.
I Liked this movie. I didn't know whether to like or hate Natalie Portman!
Quickflix Genre: Comedy / Drama....
No way what so ever was there comedy in this movie, a story about how one women and then her friend loosing thier baby can even be considered comedy is beyond me.
Not worth watching if your expecting.
I had seen this movie previously. I enjoyed it very much both times.
Don't really know why I watched this movie in its entirety. Not quite sure what the main point of the movie was either, seemed to bring up a lot of issues and then end with 'happily ever after'. Not a fan, but better than summer time tv in Australia!!!
dvd kept jamming so didn't see the end - sux
Good movie but themes are very subtle which some might mistake for being slow and boring. People who have lost a baby or have split because of infidelity can probably relate to and appreciate this film more. Still an enjoyable film in a somewhat sad and teary way.
Slow to start but stick with it. Excellent acting and a plot that will touch you.
This movie is one of the best dramas I have ever watched, shows that a once broken family can turn into one that will never break apart again, also shows that anyone can be family! they dont have to be related
I thought the movie was good, would watch it again.
A very touching film with a difficult storyline- a family losing a baby is always a hard one to tackle. Lots of different emotions and the developing relationship between Natalies character and the stepson was a moving one. Can recommend to anyone who wants a bit of passion and heart in their movie!!
I liked this movie, wasn't as predicatable as I expected.
I really enjoyed this movie... it wasn't deep, quirky, anew idea, I just liked it!
While this movie started off slow, it was filled with amazing performances. It touched my heart & made me cry a couple of times. Overall i'm glad I watched it but it wasn't a favourite.
Starts off a bit slowly but develops into a very moving story. Well acted by all.
A reasonably enjoyable movie. Well acted.
Natalie Portman shines yet again - what an amazing actress she never disappoints.
Good film. Not as gritty as the book, but an enjoyable adaptation.
Very surprising, I never ever expected to enjoy this as much as I did, there were times I just wanted to reach through the screen and slap the kid and there were other times I wondered how one so young could play a part so well to grab my emotions so much. as a whole the story is wonderful and sad at the same time and really captures the essence of many different human spirits. you really have to relax and take the story in as a whole or you are in danger of totally missing the point with this one. certainly a tear jerker, but in a wonderful way, you will wonder why you hadn't watched this earlier after you have seen it and probably think I would never have picked it in a million years as a movie I would want to see.
I enjoyed this movie, probably more of a girly movie but a worthwhile movie to watch. Natalie Portman played a great role and the storyline was good.
It is a fairy tale. Impossible pursuit.
This movie was okay but there wasn't much of a story line. All the characters seemed to have severe emotional impairments that prevented them from connecting with one another in the film. I think the writer tried to explore too many relationships with this one. Beautifully acted though and wow Lisa Kudrow plays crazy first wife well!
This is a very moving movie and far from a comedy. It tells the modern story of a young women just after the death of her baby from SIDS as she tries to come to terms with her emotions, new marriage, step son and husbands ex wife. it tries very hard to show it from her point of view as 'The Other Woman' and you do feel very sorry for her at times but doesn't quite make you like her any better! ! ! Just not a nice movie all round.