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11 Ratings

What They Had

Directed by Elizabeth Chomko
United States, 2018


A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer’s-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.

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What They Had Directed by Elizabeth Chomko

Critics reviews

This middling snoozefest demonstrates that good performances, a plausible story line, and relatable emotional content are not enough to make a movie interesting.
October 25, 2018
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Programmatic and groaningly trite, “What They Had,” the debut feature from Elizabeth Chomko, would be impossible to swallow without its star-studded cast. Even so, it requires all their considerable skills to stop this soapy family drama from sliding into complete banality.
October 18, 2018
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Tis the season, in movie-world, to run the family-dysfunction tape on a loop. If you tire easily of snickering variants on Home For the Holidays, let me recommend What They Had, a finely textured family drama deceptively wrapped in that overworked subgenre.
October 18, 2018
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