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"There aren't many films about Irish Americans, but that's not enough to recommend this frail fable of three Long Island siblings (writer-director-co-star Edward Burns, Jack Mulcahy, Mike McGlone) and their romantic angst," saysCorliss. "They talk, soulfully. They fret, winsomely. They annoy, a lot. The acting is mostly stodgy, especially by the family trio. Burns' dialogue reeks of the page; it's cluttered with more adjectives than a D+ student paper. And when the specter of clunky writing isn't hanging over the actors, the shadow of a boom mike is."