Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. 83
    Solid acting, especially from the women, and a few good Colin Farrell jokes make this familiar tale better than it probably should be.
  2. Fresh, funny and perceptive.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    If you can get past the lips, Ryan gives a touching performance as a woman determined to battle her cancer while knowing life offers no guarantees except death -- an understanding no doubt sharpened by Kasdan's own experience battling Hodgkin's disease as a teenager.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    What gives In the Land of Women its singular charm is the charismatic Adam Brody, the star of TV's "The OC."
  5. 75
    Enjoyable for a movie in which pretty much nothing happens.
  6. 75
    Uneven and affecting movie.
  7. The 27-year-old Kasdan displays an ability to bring a refreshing, human touch to what could be overly familiar material that echoes what his father did in films like "The Big Chill" and "Body Heat."
  8. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    70
    Kasdan has made a winning if overly pat first feature notable for its keen ear, its preference for character over plot and its refreshing modesty.
  9. 63
    Manages to be entertaining, largely because of the appealing Adam Brody.
  10. Reviewed by: Stina Chyn
    60
    Isn't a bad film per se--it’s just an empty film.
  11. Probably needed more originality than is on display. With an age-old cinema theme of a young man's maturation, it also needs to land female ticket-buyers but seems a lot like something women could find at home on the WE channel.
  12. Kasdan has inherited much of his father's surface skills; he knows how to round out a scene and keep things on story point. But In the Land of Women doesn't for a moment feel messy and chaotic where it counts.
  13. Despite its desperate attempts to appeal to every possible age group, there is no obvious audience for this movie.
  14. To his credit, writer-director Jonathan Kasdan is sensitive and observant...But he doesn't know what he's talking about, not really, and though he structures the film around his areas of ignorance, that only works partially.
  15. 50
    In the Land of Women sounds like a piece of cheap science fiction about the last man on earth. If you're the lovelorn mother and daughter in Jonathan Kasdan's first movie, a grating romantic drama, that's painfully close to the truth.
  16. With its wry tone and mild emotional disturbances, In the Land of Women is less a chick flick than a chick flicker.
  17. Despite a title that makes this movie sound as though it might be the latest madcap offering from Pedro Almodóvar, In the Land of Women is a much more conventional affair – a tame yet appealing melodrama about finding one's self that is alternately formulaic and unique.
  18. 50
    The picture is so gentle, it barely leaves an impression.
  19. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    50
    A strong cast struggles valiantly to rise above Lifetime material in In the Land of Women, an appealingly scruffy if overly programmatic drama.
  20. The movie refuses to descend into the cute smarminess of a mutual recovery drama, thanks to originally conceived characters. We're always wondering -- and wonderfully surprised -- by their choices.
  21. This comedy drama is capably acted and undeniably touching in spots.
  22. Most of this is harmless enough, but Kasdan's Hollywood logic is simply too implausible.
  23. 42
    "Women" confirms that the only thing less enjoyable than enduring long, drawn-out conversations about feelings and relationships in real life is watching movies about people having long, drawn-out conversations about feelings and relationships.
  24. Reviewed by: Jessica Grose
    40
    Maudlin, formulaic affair.
  25. The meek, mopey comedy In the Land of Women is the film equivalent of a sensitive emo band with one foot in alternative rock and the other in the squishy pop mainstream: a softer, fuzzier "Garden State."
  26. Reviewed by: Ethan Alter
    38
    Like the equally dull romantic drama "Catch and Release," which was in theaters for a nanosecond back in January, In the Land of Women strains to convince the audience to that it's telling a real story about real people. But with its glossy visuals and photo-shoot ready cast, the movie ends up presenting us with the very opposite of reality.
  27. 25
    In the Land of Women is one of those films informed by intimate personal experience - the experience of seeing "Garden State."
  28. Combines hugs and ''pain'' and dialogue so fakey-cute it makes your ears hurt.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. OrdepZ.
    Apr 26, 2007
    4
    The trailers blow this movie to be somehting of a big heart warmer but in reality the blowing up did nothing for the movie. I was disapointed The trailers blow this movie to be somehting of a big heart warmer but in reality the blowing up did nothing for the movie. I was disapointed at Adrien Brody's performance. I mean I know he is young and what not but still there are people who are just his age and have the whole acting thing down pact. His performance in my opinon was the worst in the movie. Meg Ryan's character also was a bit out of place I didnt understand her, its almost as if her character didnt have any common sense. Well overall the movie was a disapointment even though it came out with good intentions I think there could have been a better performance overall. Full Review »
  2. BitBurn
    Oct 22, 2007
    7
    Methinks this was a cute film to watch with the wife on a Sunday night!
  3. Jun 18, 2014
    10
    Absolutely superb. This film is Kasdan through and through, though it be written and directed by a son of the great Lawrence Kasdan, JonAbsolutely superb. This film is Kasdan through and through, though it be written and directed by a son of the great Lawrence Kasdan, Jon Kasdan. It is not a light romantic comedy, nor is it really a comedy, or even a "romance" per se. What it is is a good drama and well worth the Ten that I have given it! Full Review »