This is basically a two-hour therapy session
for Sandra Bullock, trying to figure out why her mom is so whacked
As she reflects back on the good and bad
days of her upbringing, it's a combination soap opera and sitcom,
like TV's Golden Girls.
I don't qualify to comment on sisterhood,
or mother-daughterhood, but this picture will strike an emotional
chord in most gals in the audience.
I managed to pull out a few good moments.
The writing is awkward and the direction
is clumsy; however, a great cast overrides continuity in a chick-flick
filled with empowerment.
Yes, fans of the novel will be disappointed,
but the high-spirited performances may help soothe even the most
savage of critics, such as myself.
The movie is an old-fashioned mother/daughter
family feud type.
The story is hard to put a handle on because
of the rapid-fire static flashbacks that go from past to present
so many times that it becomes irritating to figure out which
present-day woman is which in the flashback.
By the time the film is over, I didn't
find one character in this ovarian jungle that was especially