Mind the Gap
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A handful of New Yorkers with little in common cross one another's paths as they try to sort out their romantic and emotional troubles in this comedy drama from writer and director Eric Schaeffer. Sam Blue (Eric Schaeffer) is a single father who is raising a ten-year-old son, Rocky (Christopher Kovaleski), on his own. Rocky was conceived using an egg Sam purchased on the Internet; after being left at the altar by his fiancée, Sam isn't sure he can stand the pain of another romance, though Rocky wishes he could have a mom. Herb Schweitzer (Alan King) is an elderly man with a sour… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The coincidences are almost all supremely transparent and the characters gratingly quirky, two faults that committed acting almost redeems. But not quite."
‑ Matt Weitz, Dallas Morning News
"You can see what's coming five minutes into the movie, but capable acting lends it a certain superficial charm."
‑ Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly
"It's moving, poignant, funny, and charming. Best of all, the characters get the closure they need and when they find renewed hope, it lifts your spirits."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"Despite its flaws, Mind the Gap comes together as a beautiful portrait of seemingly unrelated ties that lead to important shifts in the lives of total strangers."
‑ Rachel Gordon, Filmcritic.com
"The performances are solid, even when the roles are aggressively whimsical."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Warm-hearted but clear-eyed indie effort richly repays audience patience during deliberately paced and provocatively allusive early scenes with a cumulative emotional impact that is immensely satisfying."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Because the performances are so true, we believe in these people, even when they're doing unbearably wacky things."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Schaeffer's voice represents the Average Joe in a bar who thinks he has all the answers about the human condition but has nothing interesting to say. Yet, he keeps talking."
‑ Erik Childress, eFilmCritic.com
"There are a couple of affecting moments here and there, but they are lost amid more than two snail-paced hours of often maudlin tedium."
‑ , Los Angeles Times
"An overly ambitious, overly complex and overly long opus that bites off more than it can chew."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Formulaic but surprisingly affecting."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This is a solid under-the-radar sleeper."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
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