It is quite the depressing family drama, and the sort of film that was unceremoniously saved by the powerhouse casting. I do not know if there could've been a future for it, otherwise. And even though it does have the capacity of surprising you and stringing you to its affecting core themes, it screamed of a melodramatic "TV movie" formula throughout.
I liked the direction of the movie, but I seriously only watched this for the performances of Meryl Streep, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert DeNiro, and Diane Keaton. The script was very nice, but I felt that there was something missing.
Only watched it because of the massively talented cast members' performances: Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio. Without them this would be just another TV movie to watch during lunch time.
Diane Keaton y Meryl Streep están excelentes como dos hermanas con personalidades dispares, reencontrándose luego de que la primera es diagnosticada con leucemia; Leonardo DiCaprio ofrece una buena actuación como el hijo-rebelde-sin-causa. Sin embargo, su tono y look de telefilme no están muy a la altura de su talentoso reparto, que incluye a Robert DeNiro, en un pequeño papel de doctor.