Technically, the film is a dream (Storaro AND Canonero? That's like waking up in heaven!). But it's too shallow and cartoonish for it's own good. Good entertainment, but could have been much more with a stronger script. C+
Spirited and upbeat slice of American nostalgia. A case for fading American Dream, cut and sold to the big guys. Unlike in "Peggy Sue" and "Cotton Club", Coppola spends a little more time arguing how it happened, while still nursing his daydream about how good it was. And it is an enjoyable daydream, even if the background family story seems undone, and the overall tone too cartoonish at times.