Once Around
Once Around (1990)

Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom made his American movie debut with this romantic comedy, starring Holly Hunter as Renata Bella, an aimless Bostonian thirtysomething who attends a seminar for aspiring condo salespersons. Here she meets… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1990
DVD Release Date: December 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

This rather overbearing romantic comedy is by no means a disaster.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

There is no there there, just the dead red glow of the beckoning Exit light.

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Chuck O'Leary

A wonderfully charming, true-to-life comedy-drama that was one of 1991's best and most overlooked films.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Ethnic romances from Abie's Irish Rose to Moonstruck have traveled similar ground, but few have handled the role of family in a marriage more poignantly than Once Around.

John F. Kelly
Washington Post

On the whole Once Around is strangely enervating, proof that family problems -- even those of fictional families -- are often best kept behind closed doors.

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Clint Morris
Film Threat

One of Richard Dreyfuss's best films....lovely stuff

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The first movie in a long time to leave me speechless.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat

Dreyfuss and Hunter can't save what is a sappy and grating melodrama.

Mark R. Leeper

Comedy-drama has more to it than it may at first seem.

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Leo L
A beautiful movie!