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Elisabeth Shue stars in this drama as Molly McKay, a mentally challenged woman who has suffered from autism since childhood. Institutionalized since the age of three, Molly is released at age 28 into the custody of her brother Buck (Aaron Eckhart), whom she hasn't seen since childhood. While Buck cares for his sister, she is in many ways a stranger to him, and he's having enough problems in his life at the moment. When Buck is told by doctors of a risky experimental surgery that could cure Molly, he gives his consent. The operation is a success, and Molly emerges with the emotional… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A near-disaster."
‑ Louis B. Parks, Houston Chronicle
"Bizarrely inept."
‑ Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly
"Half-hearted Flowers for Algernon story. None of the actors seem to really believe it."
‑ Fred Topel,
"Shue's acting is atrocious, rivaled only by the idiocy of the story itself."
‑ Christopher Null,
"For all its sensitivity, the film abounds with movie cliches about the developmentally challenged."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Shue comes perilously close to offensive caricature as the afflicted Molly."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"It is moving and has been well-crafted with much care, and it allows Shue, Eckhart, Jane and Jill Hennessy as Molly's doctor to make solid impressions."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"In spite of its lofty goal to remind the masses that the disabled are human beings with feelings just like everyone else, Molly abounds with cliches about the very people it purports to represent."
‑ Francesca Dinglasan, Boxoffice Magazine
"Beautiful as she is, Elisabeth Shue is simply impossible to watch without cringing whenever she tries to do autistic."
‑ Steven Boone, Citysearch
"89 minutes of Shue's strained Acting display is 89 more than anyone should ever have to endure."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"A television drama slapped together in a rush."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Molly is a mess."
‑ Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News
"In a world desperate for any kind of kinship, the ties between brothers and sisters remain an invaluable and often unexplored treasure."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Does have some good performances, but it has no heart."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"A disjointed, incoherent mess."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
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