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Based on 39 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What starts as freshly spun cotton candy ends as something pink, sticky and indigestible. You leave the theater wanting to puke it up. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A very smart, very shrewd movie, and the smartest, shrewdest thing about it is the way it masquerades as just a fluffy comedy, a diversion, a trifle. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Dragging on too long is a more serious flaw in a romantic comedy than it might be in a complex drama. We don't ask much of a movie like this, but we do require it to be snappy, clever and quick. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Jeff Cronenweth did the lovely cinematography. It's the only element that improves on the original material. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A postfeminist valentine to the Paleolithic days of Woman Power when dinosaurs walked Manhattan in heels with matching handbags. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Doesn't so much crackle as pop. It has enough double entendres to fill a D-cup, but it has a premise that would have burned a hole in the screen in 1962, when its story is set. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    No better or worse than the movies that inspired it, but that is a compliment, I think. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    This is all far beyond silly, of course - the most inconsequential sort of winking, meta-movie in-joke. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Light, funny, and clever. show more

  • 63
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    The problem lies with the paucity of sizzle between the romantic leads, Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. They just don't look like they're having any fun together, particularly the bony Zellweger, who has trouble filling out the wow-worthy ensembles and perpetually looks like she's sucking on a lemon. show more

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