Very Annie Mary
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A Welsh woman is belatedly forced to come out of her shell when poor fortune befalls her family and friends in this kitchen-sink comedy. Annie Mary (Rachel Griffiths) is a woman in her early thirties who seems never to have finished growing up; she still lives at home with her widowed father Jack (Jonathan Pryce), hasn't established much of a life of her own, and can't get her relationship with her boyfriend Colin (Rhys Miles Thomas) to go anywhere. Jack, an enthusiastic ladies' man with a passion for opera and no modesty about sharing his vocal talents with those around him, runs… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie would seem less of a trifle if Ms. Sugarman followed through on her defiance of the saccharine."
‑ Tom Sime, Dallas Morning News
"Odd and weird."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Amateurish, ineptly written, poorly acted and crudely directed."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"So exaggerated and broad that it comes off as annoying rather than charming."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Even Griffiths can't rescue this porridge of a picture."
‑ Arthur Lazere,
"A bit too eager to please."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"Very Annie-Mary is familiar but winningly funny and good-hearted."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"If the predictability of bland comfort food appeals to you, then the film is a pleasant enough dish."
‑ Pam Grady,
"By the end, I was looking for something hard with which to bludgeon myself unconscious."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Impossible as it may sound, this film's heart is even more embracing than Monty, if only because it accepts nasty behavior and severe flaws as part of the human condition."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"It is not the first time that director Sara Sugarman stoops to having characters drop their pants for laughs and not the last time she fails to provoke them."
‑ Jan Stuart, Newsday
"Yet another entry in the sentimental oh-those-wacky-Brits genre that was ushered in by The Full Monty and is still straining to produce another smash hit."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"A frustrating combination of strained humor and heavy-handed sentimentality."
‑ Ed Scheid, Boxoffice Magazine
"Beware the quirky Brit-com. They can and will turn on a dime from oddly humorous to tediously sentimental."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
"Griffiths proves she's that rare luminary who continually raises the standard of her profession."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
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