Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. A majority oriented movie that assumes sophisticated familiarity with a sexual minority.
  2. Berlanti brings a smart, witty, mainstream style to his well-crafted picture, which surely enhances its crossover appeal.
  3. 75
    So likable, we go with it on its chosen level.
  4. 75
    The strength of the performances, along with the good will generated by these flawed but likable characters, carry the movie through.
  5. It's the first mainstream gay movie that feels totally comfortable in its shoes.
  6. A slice-of-life where being gay is a fact of daily existence, not an excuse for existential dilemmas or grand tragedies.
  7. Funny and friendly and all-inclusive and unremarkable.
  8. Turns out to be a choppily written, unevenly acted exercise, no less shlocky and predictable than any of Hollywood's average second-string heterosexual comedies.
  9. An undemanding and reassuring amiability that made it a crowd-pleaser at Sundance.
  10. 60
    Emerges as an engaging if occasionally hokey inspirational melodrama about the importance of community in the face of life's disappointments.
  11. Reviewed by: Loren King
    50
    Shallow though it may be, is a breakthrough.
  12. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    40
    A constant video rental for a community that aches to see itself as banal and generic.
  13. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    38
    It plays like a pilot for what I imagine will be network TV's first all-gay sitcom.
  14. 36
    Pushes the standard tropes of gay romance movies a few more steps toward full-blown cliché-dom.
  15. 30
    He (Berlanti) shoots for bland entertainment and scores.
  16. 25
    This little serio-comedy contains absolutely nothing that warrants big-screen release. It's lit like TV, acted like TV and staged like TV.
  17. 20
    Bloated loquaciousness, damp self-absorption, and defensive reflexiveness on display here.

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