Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 22
  2. Negative: 10 out of 22
  1. A good-natured but trivial Manhattan romantic comedy.
  2. 25
    The germ of a better film lies in that joke, but Schaeffer doesn't quite dig it out. Instead, we get painfully unfunny scenes that make us think that when it comes to writing comedy, Schaeffer should stick to his own rule: never again.
  3. 25
    Clayburgh is the most dignified thing about this dreadfully overwrought, often preposterous romantic comedy.
  4. A wretched comedy about middle-aged romance.
  5. 20
    Clayburgh and Tambor demonstrate genuine chemistry, but the film keeps diluting it with awful attempts at comedy and worse attempts at drama.
  6. The movie, like its lovers, is really two films smushed together in the faint hope that sheer incongruity can grind out laughter.
  7. Full of the kind of obnoxious chitchat that only self-aware neurotics engage in. Christopher and Grace probably deserve each other, but that doesn't mean that any of us do.
  8. Schaeffer's howler of a romantic comedy, which presents itself as a valentine to Clayburgh even as it keeps dreaming up fresh ways to humiliate her.
  9. A meet-cute whimsy set among divorced fifty-somethings in New York, it blunders on toward oblivion, excruciatingly unfunny and pitifully unromantic.
  10. Rarely does a film so graceless and devoid of merit as this one come along.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. RyanP
    Dec 28, 2005
    This may be the most poorly written movie I have ever experienced. The dialogue lumbers and each scene is so contrived and nonsensical I kept thinking to myself, "Why, why, why?!" Watch "Something's Gotta Give" instead, a well written, intelligent and funny romantic comedy featuring 50/60 year old characters. Avoid "Never Again". Full Review »