Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Everyone's a Critic

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Everyone's a Critic

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So you think Matt Soergel must be on a Sno-cap sugar high when he sees films? Everyone's a Critic lets you play movie reviewer. Here's what "regular folks" think of movies currently playing at the multiplex.

The Thing About My Folks -- This is about a 40-something guy sharing his most intimate feelings with his dad, and the dad admitting his marital shortcomings with his son. That's right -- it's science fiction. It's about the guilt men feel about taking their wives for granted, not really listening to them or sharing their innermost emotions. Yup -- pure fantasy! In other words, my wife loved it. Me? I just felt an uncontrollable urge to see Ya-Ya Sisterhood again. Not.

Pat Crandall, 54, West Beaches

The Thing About My Folks -- If I ran the Academy, there would be an Oscar for the Best Movie for Grown-Ups. This is a nominee. It is humorous, subtle and gentle, rather than hilarious, obvious and frantic. It is made with two ingredients often lacking in movies -- heart and affection. …

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