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Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Ironically, what the comedy lacks is the sly imagination and satirical underpinnings of the best sex comedies from that (Doris Day) era. Instead, exposition is poorly executed, genuine laughs come infrequently and you quickly lose confidence that the filmmakers even understand what their basic joke is.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    May find an audience, but I found it to be a leftover John Hughes triangle.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    The great lesson of the film is that humor, honest feelings and genuine exuberance trump technique.

  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Unexpectedly charming. It's a classic date movie, but it also will appeal to pre-dating tweens and middle-aged romantics.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Kate Bosworth holds it all together with a sweetness that is beyond calculation.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 13+

Fluffy, but well-made and irresistibly cute.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes some strong language, drinking and smoking (scenes in a bar, character drinks to drown his sorrows), drug humor, brief barf and toilet humor, and sexual references and situations. But the movie has a positive message about sexual values, as Rosalie's decision not to have sex with Tad is an important part of his developing respect for her and wanting to get to know her better.

  • Families can talk about the ways we think about celebrities. Why was it so easy for Rosalie and Cathy to think that they knew what Tad was like? What is Tad really like? Did some of Rosalie's goodness "rub off" on him? What will be different for him? Why was it so hard for Pete to tell Rosalie how he felt?

What to watch for
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    Violence: A comic slap

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references; characters display strong sexual values

  • language false0

    Language: Brief strong language

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Social drinking, drunk driving, smoking, drug humor