|Universal Pictures | Release Date: December 22, 2000||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Cage and Leoni make it offbeat.
A warm, glossy holiday fable that hits some surprisingly sweet notes.
What charm, quirkiness and warmth the movie possesses is due largely to them (Cage and Leoni).
I didn't believe it, and I don't think the people who made The Family Man did either.
Beyond the cliched diaper-changing scenes and the oh-so-predictable romantic complications, the film inadvertently insults its presumed target audience.
You can't just rework a beloved Christmas classic, set it in reverse and expect it to run smoothly.
Sidesteps from the premise of "It's a Wonderful Life" far enough to avoid copyright charges, but not far enough to avoid unfavorable comparisons
Starting to feel sick? Just you wait.
Sitting through it is like waking up on Christmas morning to find a stockingful of styrofoam.
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