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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 13 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    To his credit, writer-director Jonathan Kasdan is sensitive and observant...But he doesn't know what he's talking about, not really, and though he structures the film around his areas of ignorance, that only works partially. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    What gives In the Land of Women its singular charm is the charismatic Adam Brody, the star of TV's "The OC." show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Fresh, funny and perceptive. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Despite its desperate attempts to appeal to every possible age group, there is no obvious audience for this movie. show more

  • 50
    Luke Sader The Hollywood Reporter

    Probably needed more originality than is on display. With an age-old cinema theme of a young man's maturation, it also needs to land female ticket-buyers but seems a lot like something women could find at home on the WE channel. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    If you can get past the lips, Ryan gives a touching performance as a woman determined to battle her cancer while knowing life offers no guarantees except death -- an understanding no doubt sharpened by Kasdan's own experience battling Hodgkin's disease as a teenager. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Enjoyable for a movie in which pretty much nothing happens. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Manages to be entertaining, largely because of the appealing Adam Brody. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Kasdan has inherited much of his father's surface skills; he knows how to round out a scene and keep things on story point. But In the Land of Women doesn't for a moment feel messy and chaotic where it counts. show more

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    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    In the Land of Women sounds like a piece of cheap science fiction about the last man on earth. If you're the lovelorn mother and daughter in Jonathan Kasdan's first movie, a grating romantic drama, that's painfully close to the truth. show more

  • November 15, 2008 I Love My Cats
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    I loved this movie. It touched me.

  • May 22, 2008 Shirley
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    I watched this movie the other night and absolutely loved it. Meg Ryan was perfect as the mother across the way who befriends Carter and teaches him there is more to life than the emptyness that he had brought with him from LA. Olympia Dukakis was delightful as the grandmother. But the real dream of this movie was Adam Brody. He was perfectly cast and he was amazing in this movie. I never watched the OC very much but have always liked Adam. He was endearing as Carter. He took you along with him as you watched him come into his own through all of these women and their problems. Through their issues, he learned so much about life. Beautiful story. I loved it.

  • May 22, 2008 twbrjjgx
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    This movie sucked it was boring and me and my friends wasted $34.50 on it! I DON'T recommend it!

  • May 22, 2008 musicrose05
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    I liked it, but it was boring until it got half way through.I do recomend it to anyone who likes heartwarming chickflicks.I give it 3 stars out of 5.

  • May 22, 2008 marylovesmovies
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    I was astounted by the majority of reviews by people who loved this movie. Personally, thought it was slow, often boring, and rather shallow. Felt that the director flirted with some important subjects but did not explore them in depth. Must have missed the "tremendous acting." Did find the main character, Carter, somewhat appealing. Olympia Dukakis' role was the best, poignantly sad.

  • May 22, 2008 kitkat65
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    I really enjoyed the movie. I was very surprised by the low ratings of the critics. Tremendous acting of all characters definitely carried this movie through the full story, but I was very drawn in and left very light-hearted, and I did not once feel a scene to be cheesey or too mushy. Never do I have the urge to go watch a movie a second time at the theater, but with this one I would make an exception. Who wants to go see it? I'll go again!

  • May 22, 2008 buttrflie2284
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    I went into this movie not expecting much. To my delight, I was highly entertained throughout the movie. Expecting a romance, I was thrilled that it didn't deliver. I thought the movie was hilarious and believe they marketed the movie wrong. I laughed so hard tears were rolling down my cheeks. Some scenes still had me laughing after it was over, and during a not so funny maybe tragic scene. I would recommend it for the grandma... you'll see why. It is the funniest movie I have seen in a long time.

  • May 22, 2008 Megan
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    I knew Meg Ryan couldn't be in a movie where she wasn't the romantic lead. Still the movie was watchable and enjoyable especially because Adam Brody leaps off the screen as the smart woman's sex object.

  • May 22, 2008 janetloveschris
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    this movie is very sexual.!!! if u have children under the age of 14 u should not watch this movie overall this movie is 5 stars!!!!

  • May 22, 2008 mheing2003
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    Ok so i didnt see the movie but If adam Brodys in it--Its gotta be great cus i could spend a whole day watching anything with him in it.


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