The concepts in this film are not compatible with a slapstick comedy. An unwed mother impregnated by an older man and then abandoned to give birth with no support isn't a comedy. Any person who could make it one would have to have an amazing viewpoint and ability to show humor in tragedy. This movie is not that intelligent. The back drop of sibling rivalry and overcoming family prejudice is at the core of the story as well, but again, the movie is ridiculous. The son who loves his father's mistreated mistress is an exceptional person who understands suffering. Watching this movie is like watching a tree get cut down for no good reason; it make you feel bad when something wonderful could have been made but was wrecked without explanation. There is absolutely no shortage of talent, and this film's poor quality has nothing to do with the cast; a cast with talent that is being depreciated. The actors look like they know that they should be expressing more. The film also is slightly offensive if one accounts for the labor scene where Drew Barrymore is panting like a dog. It is supposed to be funny, but it is not. Why didn't the producers just make a drama?
Joshua KReviewed in the United States on May 1, 2020