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Based on 29 Reviews
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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Following "Derailed," this comic turd makes it two strikes for Jennifer Aniston. She looks great, but her acting is board-stiff. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie has that fatal triptych that is becoming Reiner's romantic-comedy signature: drippy sentiment, zany scenes that trivialize the characters and a horror of adventure. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The story, though initially intriguing, is dicey. A seminal social satire has been spun off into a passionless romance and a wan comedy. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A lump of coal, sculpted from the kind of high-concept idea screenwriters find scribbled on bar napkins after nights of heavy drinking. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Aniston gets marooned here: Her comic instincts are muted by all the identity angst, yet there isn't sufficient dramatic material into which she can sink her teeth. Costner strolls through this role with disarming ease. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is not a great movie, but it's very watchable and has some good laughs. The casting of Aniston is crucial, because she's the heroine of this story, and the way it's put together there's danger of her becoming the shuttlecock. Aniston has the presence to pull it off. show more

  • 75
    Allison Benedikt Chicago Tribune

    Easygoing but surprisingly likable comedy. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Not much to laugh about -- or shout about for that matter. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    An unfocused mess, with poor chemistry all around and an ending that's as firm and satisfying as an overcooked noodle. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The real weak point is Reiner's listless direction, with too few scenes that almost gel and too many that fall flat. show more

  • July 23, 2008 Ourcitb
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    Watch out for this one. The reviews omit the fact that the movie shows us how a woman has sex with someone who could be her biological father. EWE! What's worse? When they both realize it, they continue to flirt romantically. It's just plain SO disgusting.

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