Sight and Sound - 07/01/1997
"...It's a film unafraid of emotiveness..."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/20/1996
"...For the performances of Keaton, Streep, and DiCaprio, it's worth putting up with [any flaws]..." -- Rating: B
Variety - 12/09/1996
"...An intimate exploration of family sacrifice....[With] three terrifically gifted performers..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/10/1997
"...Scardino has some wonderful moments....[DiCaprio] supplies the nudge the story needs..."
Upon receiving a call from her leukemia-stricken sister after not speaking with her for two decades, a devil-may-care single mother packs up her two sons--one, a rebellious teen who has spent time in a mental institution--and heads to Florida to reunite with her ailing sibling and their bedridden father. The women's differences in philosophy immediately spark a wrenching confrontation, but help arrives from the most unexpected of sources--the delinquent teen, whose reluctance to accept the family he never knew ultimately melts away when he discovers his aunt's true spirit. An acclaimed drama, adapted by Scott McPherson from his 1990 stage play. Academy Award Nominations: Best Actress--Diane Keaton.