Returning Mickey Stern
Returning Mickey Stern (2003)

Mickey Stern (Joseph Bologna) is living in the past. When he was still in high school, Mickey (played as a young man by Joshua Fishbein) was a baseball phenom, signed by his beloved Yankees. He was on his way to Korea, proud to fight for… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 28, 2006
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A would-be magical romantic comedy whose execution doesn't live up to the cleverness of its central conceit.

John Patterson
L.A. Weekly

The always-watchable Bologna is the adhesive holding together this slight and gentle romantic comedy, lending it perhaps more conviction and authority than the material warrants.

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Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com

Those who are looking for something a little old-fashioned will be greatly rewarded.

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Jan Stuart
Newsday

High shtick content: Enter these waters at your own risk.

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

Returning Mickey Stern is a sweet, well-intended picture, but like its title character, it is not quite good enough for the big leagues.

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

Aptly billed as 'a new old movie' ...proof that sentiment and saccharine need not necessarily go hand in hand.

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Megan Lehmann
New York Post

Returning Mickey Stern barely gets off first base, although the quaint Fire Island setting makes it easy on the eye.

Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

A bland romantic comedy that comes up short on both laughs and love.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

For all of its complex exposition and brimming biographical detail, it feels more like a cheaply shot film-class project than a real movie.

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