Paramount Pictures | Release Date: November 10, 2010
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CitizenCharlieMar 12, 2011
Rachel McAdams is annoying. Well, I'm sure she's lovely in real life, but her character in this film would not be in your inner circle of friends. Examples of why not? Let's see. She's ridiculously gorgeous but gets flustered when peopleRachel McAdams is annoying. Well, I'm sure she's lovely in real life, but her character in this film would not be in your inner circle of friends. Examples of why not? Let's see. She's ridiculously gorgeous but gets flustered when people ask her if she has a husband or boyfriend. She says "sorry" all of the time. When there is something she cares about and gets animated it comes off as "I'm so perky! Listen to me because I'm perky!" She is always flustered, is dropping things on the ground, and her face usually has a vaguely incredulous look on it. Enough examples yet? Hooray for Harrison Ford and Jeff Goldblum who verbally smack her down like the yappy dog she is playing. This movie reminds me why I hate morning shows. At one point, Rachel tells Harrison that there was a war between news and entertainment, and news lost. So did America. Shows such as the Today Show, Good Morning America, and the Early Show are just ridiculous. God forbid Americans learn what happened over night in other countries while brewing their coffee. Ford's dialogue saves this film from being a total loss. "You want me to banter? Isn't banter from the Latin word meaning to jabber like a moron?" Responding to Diane Keaton who says, "I had to say rectal and moisture in the same sentence" he retorts with "Well, first dates can be tricky." These lines are few and far between and do not make up for the rest of this nonsense.

Thought of some other ways why Rachel's character is annoying. She bangs her head against various items with an alarming frequency to convey to herself that she is frustrated or embarrassed. She says "hi" at least twice but usually three times when she enters a room. So much to not recommend this film, but to end on a positive note, Chris Matthews and Morley Safer make cameo appearances.
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TonyNov 14, 2010
There are some funny moments, but they are few and far between. A lot of the dialogue is laughably bad, and, most egregiously, the musical cues are some of the worst and least subtle in recent memory. McAdams is clearly a talented actress,There are some funny moments, but they are few and far between. A lot of the dialogue is laughably bad, and, most egregiously, the musical cues are some of the worst and least subtle in recent memory. McAdams is clearly a talented actress, but her character was insufferable, and she deserves better than this dreck. Expand
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conschobharNov 15, 2010
Though this film has its heart in the right place, it is extremely irritating at times and often simply un-funny. Highlights: Ford's deadpan, it's message work can be pleasurable in itself. Lowpoints: Keaton not being put to better use, theThough this film has its heart in the right place, it is extremely irritating at times and often simply un-funny. Highlights: Ford's deadpan, it's message work can be pleasurable in itself. Lowpoints: Keaton not being put to better use, the romantic sub-plot's utter lack of sexiness. Expand
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MarcDoyleNov 16, 2010
I almost walked out of the theater 3 times, but I wanted to see the relationship between McAdams and Patrick Wilson fleshed out a bit. What the hell is going on with Harrison Ford these days? His "sensitive" turn reminded me of hisI almost walked out of the theater 3 times, but I wanted to see the relationship between McAdams and Patrick Wilson fleshed out a bit. What the hell is going on with Harrison Ford these days? His "sensitive" turn reminded me of his child-like role in Regarding Henry. Is it just an age thing? I almost have to rent Working Girl to wash the image of his performance in this movie out of my head. Expand
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