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Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25

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Critic Reviews

  1. The film successfully replicates the mellow charm of Brit hits "About A Boy" and "Love Actually."
  2. 60
    Showcasing the considerable talents of ubiquitous thesp James McAvoy ("The Last King of Scotland," "Penelope") and several other up-and-coming Brit actors, picture garnishes fairly standard college-set plot with wit, warmth and unexpected turns.
  3. 60
    If the journey is familiar, at least the company is good.
  4. The main novelty of this conventional, slight, but charming youth picture is that it's English and therefore more class-conscious than most American equivalents.
  5. Your basic and basically predictable by-the-numbers picture.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. JayH
    Aug 30, 2009
    7
    What makes this film work is the rich characterizations, great acting, a believable screenplay and thoughtful direction. The score is a great What makes this film work is the rich characterizations, great acting, a believable screenplay and thoughtful direction. The score is a great asset to the film, good use of songs. It's entertaining, touching and has a great pace. Full Review »
  2. TeriZ.
    Sep 20, 2007
    10
    This is a gem of a movie. James McAvoy is amazing!
  3. GregoryL.
    Jul 14, 2007
    10
    Definitely.... I read the book 2 years ago and just discovered that it had a movie made... the movie helped a lot with some of the problems i Definitely.... I read the book 2 years ago and just discovered that it had a movie made... the movie helped a lot with some of the problems i had been having with my gf and my best friend! Brian is particularly inspiring, and Alice was charmingly beautiful... I'd say that Alice would have been good with Brian... Rebecca surprised me at the end, as the book didn't mention their reunion. Full Review »