out of 100
Metascore®Generally favorable reviews Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.
A sample of reviews from critics across the country.
A brash romantic comedy that has a serious purpose at its core.
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It's a case of actors and strong writing coming together, and it's uncommon in contemporary movies.
There's so much good here, in the dialogue, the performances and the observation, that the movie succeeds at many moments even while pursuing its doomed grand design.
Not a positive triumph, but it does bring a smile to the face and, perhaps in some cases, a tear to the eye.
A cute premise that, upon closer inspection, rings falser rather than truer. It's pretty good, but not nearly as good as Brooks gets.
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