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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The best scenes are of people talking -- and that's not just because the lines are so good. Roos doesn't seem to know what to do with his characters when they aren't blabbing. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    The opposite of entertainment, a self-satisfied soap opera from hell. But anyone itchy to see Ricci in her fleshy glory will adore her femme fatale for the Jerry Springer age, a Stanwyck stoked on steroids and SweeTarts. show more

  • 75
    New York Daily News

    Opposite attracts with its wit. show more

  • 100
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    A movie that has an odd plot, quirky characters and a real edge, but it's not in-your-face, a re-invention of a genre or a smirky independent. It's different because it's flat-out great. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The kind of daring feature that doesn't open every Friday at the local multiplex; its frank, sometimes politically incorrect approach towards the act and politics of sex is refreshing. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The De-Dee character subverts those expectations; she shoots the legs out from under the movie with perfectly timed zingers. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    You'll laugh, though you might hate yourself in the morning. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    For all Ricci's zingers, the actress who gets the most laughs here is Kudrow, who has an amazingly right-on offbeat comic sense and rhythm. Playing a bright, sexually repressed Indiana teacher, she displays priceless timing. [19 June 1998] show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Uneven but always energetic and sometimes very funny. show more

  • 70
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The wonder of it all is how bitterly funny the complications are, especially as filtered through Dedee's monstrously self-centered voice-over. show more

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