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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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Harvey
Variety

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

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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

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Paul Brenner
Filmcritic.com

it works because Ruby Dee has willed it so

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Nora Lee Mandel
Maven's Nest

May be the first feature about Fijian immigrants, let alone in New Zealand, but its delightful portrait of an extended family can be universally appreciated.

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Reel.com

A dull and utterly routine ensemble dramedy.

Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

[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.

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