"... the movie is so superbly realized by an ensemble of well-known actors that it is impossible not to be moved by their stories. Gary Lennon's screenplay is tough-minded enough to avoid a disease-of-the-week mawkishness that the theme invites ... the furthest thing from a soft-focus ad for the recovery movement in which teary-eyed proselytizers hug one another and gush with inspirational platitudes."

- Stephen Holden, "NY Times

"... flies in the face of what passes for Hollywood wisdom by making its monologues compelling, and its texture makes its characters seem like people you'd see riding in the subway. In short, it strikes a lot of convincing notes. Clearly, we haven't heard the last of Cohn.

- Jay Carr, Boston Globe

"..a cantata of the damned, some of whom have decided to save themselves. In this gravity, there is also grace."

- John Leonard, New York Magazine "

"...totally persuasive in its account of recovering alcoholics helping one another in a painful and often desperate struggle for sobriety."

- Kevin Thomas, LA Times

".. wells up from a real, deep thirst. Give in to it and you will feel the heavy pull of the next bar you pass."

- Time Out New York "

... a series of funny, moving, and sobering reflections on our consuming needs for things, people, and most of all, stories."

- Village Voice

... an unassuming powerhouse of drama, humor and heart.">

- Boston Herald