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Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

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  1. Jul 27, 2014
    5
    This is one of those films with a generic title that's destined to fade into mediocrity. Michael Douglas plays the cranky, self-centered old man whose heart is softened when he's visited by the granddaughter he never knew about. Toss in Diane Keaton as the sweet, slightly sassy woman next door and you have a formula that's painfully predictable. Surprisingly, his conversion to caring takesThis is one of those films with a generic title that's destined to fade into mediocrity. Michael Douglas plays the cranky, self-centered old man whose heart is softened when he's visited by the granddaughter he never knew about. Toss in Diane Keaton as the sweet, slightly sassy woman next door and you have a formula that's painfully predictable. Surprisingly, his conversion to caring takes place quickly and the conflict turns to their romance. Douglas manages to land a few zingers, Frances Sternhagen (as the cantankerous friend) has the best lines and Keaton sings a couple of lovely songs. While this is lite on laffs, the leads' personalities may make it appealing to mature audiences looking for innocuous blandness. Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2014
    6
    And So It Goes continuously wishes it were another top-notch Nancy Meyers flick. It undoubtedly misses that mark--but some of it actually works. Diane Keaton's singing is surprisingly wonderful and a lovely touch.
  3. Jul 25, 2014
    5
    Walking into the movie theatre to see "And So It Goes" directed by Rob Reiner, starring Michael Douglas as a widower, who no one likes, and Diane Keaton as a widow wanting to have a career as a lounge singer, who irritate each other, is all you have to know about the story of the movie.
    You see the jokes coming yet smile and you know Reiner is going to manipulate your tears which will
    Walking into the movie theatre to see "And So It Goes" directed by Rob Reiner, starring Michael Douglas as a widower, who no one likes, and Diane Keaton as a widow wanting to have a career as a lounge singer, who irritate each other, is all you have to know about the story of the movie.
    You see the jokes coming yet smile and you know Reiner is going to manipulate your tears which will flow and there isn't any surprise about the ending because the movie is what you expect and what you want.
    "And So It Goes" is the antithesis of the 20+ sequels and remakes with robots, car crashes, apes, vampires, bomb burstings, fights, special effects, etc.
    Douglas and Keaton play roles they can do in their sleep but keep it fresh while Sterling Jerins, as the granddaughter Douglas didn't know he had and Frances Sternhagen represnting the 'old' generation as Douglas's work partner add to the screen whenever they appear.
    Austin Lysy, as Jerin's father, and Andy Karl as another of Douglas's co-workers, in under-witten roles do better than their roles deserve.
    The screenwriter, Mark Andrus, and director Rob Reiner bring to the screen what their audience wants but I am still trying to figure out what the 12 executive producers did!
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38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 31
  2. Negative: 12 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Sep 9, 2014
    20
    Embarrassing for everyone involved not because of any squeamish subject matter – quite the contrary, seeing retirement-age characters are refreshing – but because the story structure is so fake and so plodding.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jul 28, 2014
    30
    The result is a lumbering attempt at sweet-and-saucy romance, all affected emotion and strained bad-boy humor.
  3. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Jul 26, 2014
    63
    More bland than bad, And So It Goes is being dumped into a crowded mid-July schedule in the hope that someone tired of noisy blockbusters might see it. The problem is, as antidotes go, this one is most likely to induce sleep as a means of relief.