Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. 88
    [Keaton and Nicholson] bring so much experience, knowledge and humor to their characters that the film works in ways the screenplay might not have even hoped for.
  2. Every moment spent in the company of Keaton... is such a joy that the whole is more delightful than the sum of the formulaic ingredients. Keaton makes Nicholson bounce the way Shirley MacLaine once did in ''Terms of Endearment.''
  3. The moments between the characters are absolutely full. It's a pleasure to watch such consummate professionals.
  4. Its script is sharp, its dialogue is acerbic, its stars could hardly be better and, in its more sparkling moments, it exudes some of the flavor and charm of the later Hepburn-Tracy comedies.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    88
    But let's not mislead about acting gold: Without Nicholson and Keaton, the movie would be fair. With them, it's one of the few good romantic comedies this year. What we gotta give is thanks.
  6. But let's not mislead about acting gold: Without Nicholson and Keaton, the movie would be fair. With them, it's one of the few good romantic comedies this year. What we gotta give is thanks.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. Aug 24, 2014
    10
    There's something about Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson together in this film. It's as if they are truly feeding off of each other's energies. Jack & Diane are the perfect mix for Nancy Meyers' finest work to date. It's really, really special. Full Review »
  2. Dec 9, 2012
    4
    If Nicholson and Keaton weren't in this, no one would care one whit about the movie. The acting is good (though not their best), the cinematography is excellent, but the story is cliche, boring, and the dialogue is stilted and predictable. Full Review »
  3. Sam
    Apr 6, 2006
    10
    Fantastic, hilarious, and moving, it's quite simply a great movie.