Stateside plays like urgent ideas for a movie which Anselmo needed to make, but they're still in note form.
—Roger Ebert Roger Ebert
This romantic drama is based on a true story. So why does it seem so false?
—Kevin Crust Los Angeles Times
...freighted with far more serious issues than most movies of its kind but neglects or glosses over most of them.
—Angel Cohn TV Guide
...a diluted, scattered drama--less than the sum of its parts, but with an impressive cameo list.
—Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune
...a desultory home stretch of group therapy, tears, and reconciliation.
—Ed Park Village Voice
... large chunks of it sound like a mediocre play...
—Jesse Hassenger filmcritic.com
...a tedious collection of wisecracks and hand-me-down monsters.
—Keith Phipps Onion AV Club
...a little hair ball of an indie romance...
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
...a puerile, sloppily assembled drama...
—Megan Lehmann New York Post
...an exceedingly earnest mishmash of subplots with only the haziest grasp of narrative coherence.
—Stephen Holden New York Times