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Bonneville Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    46

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    This rarity in cinema--a graying cast in a female-bonding adventure--couldn't be more dull-humored or predictably maudlin without just calling itself "The Bucket List 2."

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Ladies! Thelma and Louise drove a '66T-bird, remember?! They picked up a young male hitchhiker 17 years before you did, and they too, um, interacted with a trucker and admired magnificent American sunsets -- is it coming back to you? Nope, it's not, which is exactly why the tires are so low on this creaky vehicle.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    Except for Ms. Lange’s silent, expressive close-ups, which render flashbacks unnecessary, the women’s journey is aesthetically and dramatically unremarkable.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety David Rooney

    A bland road movie running on empty. It's depressing to see a deluxe cast wasted on such by-the-numbers material -- from predictable plot to fabricated Hallmark sentiment to strenuous milking of warm-and-fuzzy laughs from the irrepressible spirit of three women whose youth is behind them.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Put three old friends in a convertible for a cross-country road trip to a loved one's funeral, and what do you get? Very few surprises, in this feel-good fluff that, despite offering nothing novel, could do well with older audiences who rightly feel that too few films are being made with them in mind.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Scarcely original and in no way earthshaking, but its notable cast is a pleasure to behold.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 12+

Trite road-trip dramedy won't interest most kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although this road trip dramedy about three middle-aged women looking back on their lives doesn't have a lot of age-inappropriate content, it probably won't be of much interest to kids. The main characters discuss sex and desire via innuendoes, and they see a woman in a casino who is there "on business" (she's a prostitute). A brief fight features some punching, kicking, and rolling in the dust (one woman needs stitches after). Mild language includes "hell" and "damn," and there's a little social drinking.

  • Families can talk about why road trip movies never seem to go out of style. What makes "road" stories so appealing? What do they tend to have in common? Do they share similar goals/messages? If so, what are they? Families can also discuss how good friends can help you survive a significant loss. What else can help with the grieving process?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Francine is grumpy and possessive about her father's ashes; Arvilla tries to deceive her concerning the ashes.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Fight between the three central women and a man and woman who try to steal Carol's purse; Carol ends up with bloody forehead and stitches.

  • sex false0

    Sex: A couple of women (including a prostitute) wear cleavage-revealing tops. Sexual innuendo ("feel a man's big rig"). Margene flirts with Emmett, then returns to hotel claiming that she only took off her pantyhose to dance. Sweet kiss between Emmett and Margene.

  • language false0

    Language: Words include "hell" and "damn."

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Brands include iPod.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Conversation about drinking ("the occasional medicinal scotch"); wine at dinner; strict Mormon Carol drinks a vodka after she wins money at a slot machine.

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