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Union Square

Jenny has been avoiding her family -- especially her sister Lucy -- for years, and is on the brink of marriage when Lucy erupts back into her life. With her own world in crisis, Lucy soon manages to upend Jenny's as well in this smart Bronx comedy.
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It is intended for an audience that is willing to take a journey without knowing the destination.
Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic  full review
 
The kind of character-driven movie about whacked-out characters we need more of (the characters and the movies).
John Anderson, Newsday  full review
 
Mira Sorvino is very good -- too good -- at playing a very annoying person in Nancy Savoca's Union Square.
Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor  full review
 
Propelled by a rangy, superbly colorful performance by Mira Sorvino, the film grabs hold of the viewer from the jump and snowballs toward a deftly moving and concise third act.
Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
It doesn't pretend to be anything more than it is - a slice-o'-life domestic drama/dark comedy of manners savvy about its limits and sufficiently disciplined to keep its convolutions to a credible, impactful minimum.
James Adams, Globe and Mail  full review
 
Sorvino brings a spark, but neither she nor Patti LuPone, in an amusing cameo, can overcome the clockwork-like plod to the end.
Sara Stewart, New York Post  full review
 
An interesting study of families, of class-consciousness, of little passive-aggressive tricks.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger  full review
 
"Union Square" has the busy, hemmed-in talkiness of a theater piece, with too much forced to happen in too short a time. But it also has a lively, nervous energy and an expansive sympathy for the mismatched women at its heart.
A.O. Scott, New York Times  full review
 
Savoca's ear for dialogue and a pair of electric lead performances give this souped-up one-act some life.
 
Despite its problems, there's a touching sweetness at the heart of Nancy Savoca's intimate family drama about estranged sisters trying to reconnect.
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News  full review
 
The look is minimalist but the two lead actresses add pleasing layers to characters of estranged sisters who parted ways for reasons Lucy refers to only cryptically.
Linda Barnard, Toronto Star  full review
 
The actors are so good ... that they make you want to see what they could do in a better movie than this tedious acting-class experiment.
Rex Reed, New York Observer  full review
 
Often feels like an acting exercise documented on video for teaching purposes-lots of unnecessary histrionics and ostentatious zooms, with both the story and the improv-like dialogue predicated on contrivances and glaring improbabilities.
Karina Longworth, Village Voice  full review
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  • Release Year: 2011
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 80 min
  • Available From: Nov 26, 2012
  • Queued by: 232 people
Directed By
Nancy Savoca
Cast
Mira Sorvino, Tammy Blanchard, Patti LuPone, Mike Doyle, Michael Rispoli, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Christopher Backus, Harper Dill, Michael Sirow
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