Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
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  1. Affleck and Paltrow, who've been excellent elsewhere, display less chemistry than they've shown in magazine photo shoots. Even Woody and Bo Peep had more going on between them in "Toy Story" than these two manage here.
  2. 30
    A pallid, mediocre tale that treacles its way through well-worn channels.
  3. 30
    It's been smoothed over plenty, but this is one creaky, rigged contraption.
  4. Reviewed by: Moira Macdonald
    30
    So relentlessly vanilla that it never springs to life.
  5. Moments of strained mirth indicate how false and fabricated the whole enterprise really is--just a couple of well-to-do superstars doing their darnedest to prove to us that they're regular folk. And failing.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. WilfM.
    Sep 6, 2005
    6
    A good movie, although it looses it's way a little in sentiment and becomes a little flabby towards the end. It made my girl shed a tear A good movie, although it looses it's way a little in sentiment and becomes a little flabby towards the end. It made my girl shed a tear and I was not bored. Affleck made a good job of a guy struggling with his conscious and Paltrow was great at someone who was unsure of what was the right thing to do! One worth getting out for a lazy Sunday afternoon or when you Full Review »