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  • Summary: A comedy set in the fast-paced world of soap operas.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. 63
    A game and often quite funny attempt with an expert cast.
  2. Nominal comedy has a few bright spots but never seems to find its rhythm.
  3. 50
    Gerber has a sharp cast at hand -- All work furiously, yet the director, with his fake backdrops and stately pacing, never settles on a consistent tone. Surely the novel had more bite.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Schieb
    30
    Tries to combine romantic comedy, soap-opera parody and murder mystery, but the disparate elements never gel, and the film, about homicide at a daytime television serial, bounces around with no clue of how to reconcile or intertwine its genre conventions.
  5. Everyone tries very hard to make the story sweet and funny, but the soggy screenplay defeats them every time.
  6. Reviewed by: Laura Rothstein
    20
    Sluggish, tonally uneven -- In fact, it doesn't even rise to the level of 1991's Soapdish, with the feverishly mugging Elisabeth Shue sending up TV's cesspool of sentimentality.
  7. An excruciating demonstration of the unsalvageability of a movie saddled with an amateurish screenplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1