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  • Summary: Don Roos deftly weaves together multiple stories to create a sharp, witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictability of life itself. A feast of buried secrets, missed opportunities and welcome second chances, this wildly original comedy proves that the happiest ending of all is the one you least expect. (Lions Gate Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Why aren't there more American movies like this? I mean smart, unpretentious, sophisticated, un-condescending and cheap.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    The film is entertaining if contrived. It is not as cleverly structured as Roos' best ensemble comedy, "The Opposite of Sex," which also co-starred Kudrow. But it does have humorous moments.
  3. There are marvelous moments and dull ones. The best asset is first-rate acting; the worst liability is Roos's overuse of cinematic gimmicks.
  4. 63
    The cast is strong. Kudrow and Gyllenhaal provide the movie's emotional center.
  5. 63
    Maintains a certain level of intrigue, and occasionally bursts into life.
  6. The themes are about the power and consequences of sex, but the stories are too glib and episodic to leave any impression.
  7. 30
    Roos forecasts and explains every development with a title card, a device not unlike having someone yammering in your ear throughout the entire feature run time. In a more self-effacing director's commentary, he might have asked us, at least, to forgive the pun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14

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