"We witness the beginning of a particular woman's day while, in voice-over, she relates some details of her background. [...] Her husband's resistance to her growing need to practise her art and to achieve herself as an individual ultimately led to their divorce. Now re-established with her two children in a colourful apartment and beginning to exhibit her works, she is striving, with evident success, to achieve full potential. This intelligent, understated presentation is likely to start arguments in almost any group. The story is a case study in evidence for women's liberation. By the film's conclusion, viewers will either accept her understanding of events in her life and share her optimism, her loneliness and her frustration—or else they will dispute every point."
-- Judith Davis
Worsnop, Brenda M., and Chris M. Worsnop, eds. The Film Users' Guide to Canadian Short Films, Volume 1. Mississauga, Ont.: Wright Communications, 1979. (s.v. 'The Appointment')