Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. The entire matter of totemistic home-team dementia is roasted on a spit and then embraced for all its sorry pointlessness.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Feb 21, 2012
    First let me say that I've seen About A Boy and High Fidelity about 3 times each, so I am a big Hornby fan. However, this movie had nothing going for it. It's a story about a stupid guy (and a woman who was stupid to get involved with him). There's nothing redeeming about it, nothing very funny about it, and it is a *huge* disappointment compared to the two films mentioned above. Don't waste your time. Really. Full Review »
  2. JulieS.
    Jun 13, 2006
    Sexy Colin Firth. Football. What more could you want?
  3. DonaldW.
    Apr 3, 2006
    This is the kind of movie that my Mother would have summed as "a cute show." Not high praise but indicative of its entertainment value, even while acknowledging its faults. The latter include sketch comedy acting, mediocre writing and directing that makes many scenes far too long. Nonetheless, Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore are wonderful together and seem to be having a good time, despite it all. And that is enough to make the whole thing, well, cute. Full Review »