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  • Summary: Paul (Lee) is about to tie the knot with Karen (Blair), the perfect fiancée. But after a completely unexpected encounter with Karen's cousin Becky (Stiles), Paul tells Karen a teensy lie to keep her from finding out what may or may not be the truth. That teensy lie turns into a bigger one, and soon his life is a series of comical misunderstandings. (MGM) Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 29
  2. Negative: 18 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Kevin Carr
    Gets off to a rocky start as you try to rationalize Lee’s place in the plot, but it soon has enough surprises and funny moments to keep you watching to the end.
  2. Reviewed by: Anya Kamenetz
    In her role as Becky the half-assed tiki girl, Stiles's left-footedness can finally be named, only one of the many pleasures tugging this girl-snatches-guy-from-altar comedy a notch above standard.
  3. 50
    You could do far worse in the current marketplace.
  4. 30
    As middling comedies go, this is neither as smart as it ought to be nor as dumb as you'd expect.
  5. 25
    If you ever admired Julia Stiles, Selma Blair and Jason Lee -- and who didn't? -- don't watch them crush their careers in this laugh-free romantic comedy.
  6. Designed as a disposable commodity, it's a film I'd dispose of with no further ado, except for what it says about minimum standards in a certain tacky niche of the movie business, as well as for what it suggests, in its lunkheaded way, about the perils that marriage may pose.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3