No. 2 (Naming Number Two)
No. 2 (Naming Number Two) (2008)

A matriarch organizes a feast with her family, in which she will name her successor.

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 10, 2008
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Dennis Harvey

Assured handling and an appealing cast make this a deserving crowd-pleaser.

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A dull and utterly routine ensemble dramedy.

Harvey S. Karten

[A] generally torpid movie.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

There's food for thought in 'Naming Number Two,' but staginess in conception and acting, bad pacing, and triteness are together too much to overcome.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Naming Number Two peddles familial reconciliation while making one pine for familial annihilation.

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Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

As usual, it's always up to the small budget indies to act as a corrective to Hollywood misperceptions and misconceptions, in this case the longstanding stereotypical depiction of elders.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

An involving story, even if the story structure betrays its stage roots.

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Paul Brenner

it works because Ruby Dee has willed it so

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Michael Ferraro
Film Threat

Suffering from a formulaic story, ridden with clichés, the film has enough remarkable performances to make up for where it lacks. Not entirely, though.

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