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About the Movie
A struggling New York City comedy writer, fresh from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves to Sacramento to help his sick mother. Living with his conservative father and younger sisters, David feels like a stranger in his childhood home. As his mother worsens, he tries to convince everyone (including himself) he’s “doing okay.”
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 47
- Fresh: 41
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 7.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Inherently melodramatic, the film belongs to Ms. Shannon, who vividly etches Joanne in a full end-of-life range: funny, loving, angry, regretful, exhausted, resigned.
Fresh: Kelly's someone who knows that the biggest laughs are often the hardest to earn-the ones that come when the punchlines are delivered without a safety net.
Fresh: Strong performances from Molly Shannon and Jesse Plemons help this often flailing cancer-themed seriocomedy find its footing.
Fresh: Emotions run deep and wide here; anyone who's ever lost a parent, longed for love and acceptance, or tried to find his or her true self should easily relate. It's a terrific film.