Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 29
  2. Negative: 7 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    Moore and Ford rise above the hackneyed story, infusing the proceedings with their own chemistry and appeal. If only the adults responsible for this film could learn how to deal.
  2. A bad, unimaginative story posing pretentiously as the very opposite.
  3. Embodies all that's wrong with the sellout culture of Hollywood.
  4. Unlike pop rival Britney Spears, Moore does project star quality on the screen, but she gives Halley an edge of nastiness that makes her harder to empathize with than she should be.
  5. 30
    Another soundtrack-driven, disposable, not entirely objectionable teen movie.
  6. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    20
    To call this scattered and cliché-ridden film less-than-cohesive would be generous, and Moore lacks the ability to imbue hackneyed dialogue with resonance.
  7. Reviewed by: James Adams
    38
    Just the umpteenth replay of the girl-meets-boy/boy-loses-girl/boy-gets-girl story.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. LindzR.
    Apr 21, 2004
    10
    LOVED IT.