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Based on 11 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    A remarkable cast for a small, non-mainstream effort. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Anthony Byrne's lazy drama is insulting to just about everyone, including Maeve Binchy, who wrote the short story on which it was based. But nobody fares well, especially cast members Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Fricker and Imelda Staunton. show more

  • 50
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    How About You is not without its moments of insight, but its emotional arc is a straight line from A to B, a path made all the more obvious by the heart-tugging score. show more

  • 75
    Bob Mondello NPR

    A bit abrupt about its mood-changing revelations and a bit sketchy about its put-out-to-pasture characters. But it's a warmly engaging romp nonetheless. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    In the course of How About You, much champagne is consumed, pot is smoked, and a good time is had by all, the audience included. Redgrave even sings the title song. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It's all terribly sentimental without being truly terrible. show more

  • 58
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    As the reigning inhabitant, Redgrave adopts the swanning gestures of Maggie Smith in this mild adaptation of a Maeve Binchy story. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    The only crowds this stodgy little movie is likely to please tend to be home on a Saturday night, watching PBS. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Appeal[s] to the delicate palates of an audience that craves the movie equivalent of tea and biscuits: stiff upper lips conceal hearts of gold, and all psychological conflicts are resolved with tearful confessions of vulnerability. show more

  • 40
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    Comedic and sentimental beats are as predictable as the storytelling is sloppy. show more

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