Time Out says
Gentle laughs ensue in this relatively observant comedy. Some scenes and themes fall short – Gabe’s early crying fit, his obsession with a TV karate star – but the film makes good sport of his parents’ living circumstances: although separated, Leslie (Cynthia Nixon) and Adam (Bradley Whitford) still live together for practical reasons, trying to avoid each other while maintaining an amicable façade (not so easy when Leslie has dates coming to the door). Their situation provides a constant reminder that love doesn’t always last, although it isn’t immune to the strain of simplistic sentimentality running through the film. Still, with its pleasantly flawed characters and healthy humour, this is an intimate, charming and funny reminder of the pains of first love.
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