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PG-13| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
For teenager Halley (Mandy Moore), love seems like an alien concept. Her mother, Lydia (Allison Janney), and father, Len (Peter Gallagher), are divorced. Lydia doesn't date, and Len is now seeing a younger woman. Halley's sister, Ashley (Mary Catherine Garrison), is about to get married and doesn't realize that her fiancé (Mackenzie Astin) is not the man of her dreams. But, when Halley meets edgy Macon (Trent Ford), she learns what love is really all about.

Cast: Mandy Moore , Allison Janney , Trent Ford , Alexandra Holden , Dylan Baker , Nina Foch , Mackenzie Astin , Connie Ray

Director: Clare Kilner

Genres: Romance, Comedy drama

Distributor: New Line Cinema

How to Deal (2003)

Release Date: July 18th, 2003|1 hr. 41 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The pop diva goes down with the bubbles in this hopelessly shallow soap opera. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A thoughtful but uneven teen picture, also has too much going on. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Moore and Ford rise above the hackneyed story, infusing the proceedings with their own chemistry and appeal. If only the adults responsible for this film could learn how to deal. show more

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