- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2002 1 Jan
The USCCB critic writes, "The film is supposed to be about forgiveness and the enduring bond of female friendship. But the predictable proceedings are more bitter than sweet as the [filmmaker] borrows from other such films (
Annabelle Robertson (Movieguide) writes, "The story makes a 90-degree turn in the middle of the movie, shifting gears from lighthearted chick flick to blinding tragedy in a surprising turn of events. Writer/director John McKay never completes the turn, however. Without the necessary depth of character for such a drastic switch, the movie ends up wrecked beside the winding English road, and the audience is left wondering what to feel."
"There are dangling loose ends in
Pondering the film's underdeveloped romance, Michael Elliott (Movie Parables) suggests, "Perhaps the love relationship in the film might have been more believable if we had seen it develop beyond the quick 'slap and tickle' sexual stage. But we did not. Thus, all the professions of love, romance and matrimony that follow strike us as being foolish and naÏve. Anyone who has lived into her forties should certainly know that sex and love are not interchangeable terms." He does admit, "The trio of actresses share a nice chemistry and do provide moments of warmth and humor."