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An entertaining movie that didn't deserve all the bad reviews
I must say I don't get why this movie is scored so low among audience and professional reviewers. I really did enjoy it. It isn't a funny movie, but it isn't listed as a comedy but as drama, so it is not misleading anyone.
I liked it because it is not very sensationalist and it is one of the movies that concentrates more on the feelings of people rather than actions. There are a lot of great small stories which all explore the relationships of mothers and daughters in a different way.
The cast of this movie is full with stars. One pretty much knows every person on the list. At least when it comes to the female actresses. And they don't disappoint when it comes to acting. I didn't recognize Mira Sorvino at all. And even after reading her name I had trouble seeing her in the actress. But then I think I remember her from about 20 years ago. Was also great to see Sharon Stone again. She was awesome.
Susan Sarandon plays the mother of her real life daughter, Eva Amurri Martino. Her performance is just one scene which was shot on Skype, of course as usual great acting. It is actually interesting how the movie shows all the characters constantly talking on video chats. it is part of modern life which shows constant keeping in touch yet distance.
One thing I didn't like was Selma Blair's romance. The way it developed and what he said towards the end....Jeez, seemed like some teenage girl wrote a fiction fairy tale.
And since there are so many stories there isn't much we get from them. i wish I could watch the whole movie about Courtney Cox and Christina's Ricci's part.
Still glad I watched the movie, it even made me cry. Mainly the moment of grandma's letter. it was so well written.
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