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  • Summary: For an awkward, self-conscious girl like Kiki (Roberts), being the personal assistant to a beautiful mega-star like Gwen (Zeta-Jones) isn't easy. But when she dutifully accepts the task of helping Gwen and her estranged mega-star husband Eddie (Cusack) make it through one last publicFor an awkward, self-conscious girl like Kiki (Roberts), being the personal assistant to a beautiful mega-star like Gwen (Zeta-Jones) isn't easy. But when she dutifully accepts the task of helping Gwen and her estranged mega-star husband Eddie (Cusack) make it through one last public appearance masterminded by legendary press agent Lee Phillips (Crystal), forever devoted Kiki finds that her job is about to get even harder. (Sony Pictures Entertainment) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 32
  2. Negative: 9 out of 32
  1. 88
    Turns the kleig lights around to produce a wry and dead-on commentary on the film industry and the journalists who cover it.
  2. Though an uneven, often confused, mixed bag -- the movie gradually comes together to be a fairly hilarious inside-Hollywood farce.
  3. Christopher Walken has the best moments in the whole thing, portraying the wacked-out auteur of the Gwen-and-Eddie vehicle. Sadly, he's only in America's Sweethearts a few hilarious minutes.
  4. 50
    America's Sweethearts recycles "Singin' in the Rain" but lacks the sassy genius of that 1952 musical, which is still the best comedy ever made about Hollywood.
  5. Like a bottle of lukewarm Champagne -- an expensive one, judging by the label -- America's Sweethearts opens with a promising burst of effervescence and quickly goes flat.
  6. 30
    It's mostly terrible. The movie has no sparkle, no charm, nothing to sweep us off our feet.
  7. Overwritten by Billy Crystal and Peter Tolan, overdirected by Joe Roth, overplayed by most of the cast, yet typically undernourished.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 8 out of 19
  1. JenniferL.
    Feb 20, 2006
    2
    One of my all-time top 20 worst movies, right up there with Batman and Robin, and VI Warshawski
  2. Dec 29, 2013
    0
    Definitely on of the worst movies I've ever seen. The plot was all over the place, you didn't know who they were trying to focus on or what itDefinitely on of the worst movies I've ever seen. The plot was all over the place, you didn't know who they were trying to focus on or what it was even about. This movie left me dumbfounded at how bad it was. Expand

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