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Daybreak(Om jag vänder mig om)

Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success.
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New York Daily News by Elizabeth Weitzman

If you're going to put us through hell, you'd better make it worth our while. Though Daybreak boasts a couple of minor insights and a compelling performance from Pernilla August, only the masochistically inclined will consider them sufficient reward.
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TV Guide Magazine by Ken Fox

Runge's coolly photographed, intricately plotted feature is always interesting in its execution, but disappointingly pat in its resolution.
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The A.V. Club by Nathan Rabin

It maintains a strong enough sense of squirmy humanity that its characters' epiphanies and emotional growth feel both hard-earned and richly deserved.
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The New York Times by Stephen Holden

If Daybreak weren't so powerfully acted, its accumulating anguish would be too much to bear. As it is, all three couples, especially Knut and Mona, verge on caricature.

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