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Based on 17 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    One of those comedies in which almost everything good about it is extraneous. There are funny lines and quirky bits, but in terms of story and character, the movie is empty and pointless. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A strange, somewhat icky romantic comedy. [25 November 1998, p. 45] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It has elements of sweet romance and elements of macabre humor, and divides its characters between the two. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Barrymore and Busey walk away with the acting honors, but no aspect of the picture is more than mildly entertaining. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A fast-food type of movie - it looks good in the commercials and is easy to sit through, but it doesn't offer much in the way of satisfaction. show more

  • 38
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A twisted, but not particularly clever, black comedy. show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    The film boasts slick production values and a charmingly modest turn from the charismatic Barrymore, but it's too trifling and uneven to be a good date movie. show more

  • 58
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Adorable or what? show more

  • 70
    Charles Taylor

    A movie comedy that manages to be consistently funny without becoming assaultive, and that remains consistently sweet-tempered even at its most macabre, isn't so common that we can refuse this one's modest pleasures. show more

  • 60
    Manohla Dargis L.A. Weekly

    Written by Vince Gilligan and directed by newcomer Dean Parisot, Home Fries is far too cute and eager to please, but Barrymore and Wilson are charming, and O'Hara is a blast. show more

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