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  • Summary: Nelson (Reeves) and Sara (Theron) have nothing in common except an hour spent in DMV hell. Intrigued by each other, but not quite ready to commit, they settle on a rather unconventional courtship: a one-month trial, after which they'll go their separate ways. No expectations. No pressure. No strings attached. What neither of them counts on is falling in love. (Warner Brothers) Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 18 out of 30
  1. Neither a masterpiece nor a remake of one, but its wistfulness is infectious, and its melancholy mood lingers for days.
  2. Anyone in the market for a bittersweet romantic comedy could do worse.
  3. If the movie works on its own insipid level, it's because of high-gear star power -- 50 times the captivator Dennis ever was, Theron is terrific at creating adorable intimacy with little help from the script or director and exudes more guileless élan than any of the film's many puppies.
  4. 30
    This whimsical weeper gets off to an awkward start and never finds its footing.
  5. 25
    Passes off pathological behavior as romantic bliss. It's about two sick and twisted people playing mind games and calling it love.
  6. A very low grade romantic drama indeed, a love story with all the life and death intensity of a heat rash.
  7. Shamelessly manipulative in a crude, bullying way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. kkk
    May 22, 2012
    10
    The movie was ok, not something I would admire nor would recommend someone to watch.well, I felt Reeves overacted in few sections though he is a good actor.I could not digest series of events that followed since their first encounter. It was totally Illogical. Yes,it had emotions,but movie lacked balance of emotions and drama.Well, Nelson Moss (Keanu Reeves) should have called the police when Sara Deever (Charlize Theron) was irritating him. Expand
  2. ManishS
    Mar 1, 2009
    10
    This is one of the best movie ever written and acted. You may not like it but it is the best movie for any "Human" being. Before anything else we are human beings. so being Human is being"with " love. always giving always caring always forgiving, No demanding etc etc. rest is the movie. frankly speaking I did not like the last few minutes. I think director spoiled it due to time limitation....Love infact does not know time. etc etc.....anyway take care and love you. Expand
  3. IvanN
    May 11, 2009
    9
    After looking through "professional" critic reviews, I finally understood why I like Chicago Tribune so much over other periodicals. The thing is that those guys at CT do have hearts and do understand that there is more to life than what you expect in an average, credit-backed, bubble-life. Expand
  4. KellM.
    Sep 4, 2001
    8
    Great, great, great. I liked the beginning-it was needed to appreciate the ending.

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