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What They Had

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Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother's (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her mother's (Blythe Danner) Alzheimer's and her father's (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.

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Based on 12 What They Had Cinema reviews, What They Had gets an average Cinema review score of 71. The score for all versions is 71 based on a total of 12 reviews.
90/100
www.thewrap.comCinema
First-time writer-director Elizabeth Chomko avoids mawkishness in a story of how one family copes with a mother’s dementia
173d ago
3.5/4
www.rogerebert.comCinema
There’s an inherent longing in Elizabeth Chomko’s stunning feature debut, “What They Had.”
173d ago
80/100
www.wsj.comCinema
A matriarch’s dementia reunites her family—conflicts and all—in this debut feature by Elizabeth Chomko.
173d ago
4/5
www.rollingstone.comCinema
A-list cast turn story of elderly mother suffering from Alzheimer’s into a touching, poignant story of the ties that bind
173d ago
75/100
www.chicagotribune.comCinema
Small but sure, this low-keyed actors’ feast marks the feature directorial debut of writer-director Elizabeth Chomko, who grew up in Chicago and the western suburb of Hinsdale, ...
173d ago
B-/A+
ew.comCinema
Hilary Swank and Michael Shannon's What They Had is a hit-and-miss tearjerker
173d ago
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What They Had release date for Cinema October 19, 2018 6 Months Ago (US)

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What They Had was released on 52d ago in the UK and the US.
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