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  • Summary: A story about best friends, one a single straight woman (Madonna) the other a gay man (Everett). One night they get drunk...she gets pregnant...and the two decide to form a family despite their sexual preferences.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 31
  2. Negative: 21 out of 31
  1. 69
    The two leads have a wonderful chemistry together.
  2. Has good intentions and the element of surprise -- it's never quite clear where it's going at any given point.
  3. Not even Rupert Everett is able to breathe life into soapy Thing.
  4. Contrived story lines and an altogether phony resolution erase whatever energy and wit the film displayed, leaving the viewer with an empty, disappointed feeling.
  5. The movie has a well-meaning message about love and loyalty being the bedrock of real family values, but its good intentions sag as the story trades its air of mischievous comedy for trite sentimentality, arbitrary plot twists, and enough maudlin melodramatics to sustain a tabloid TV series.
  6. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    20
    Doesn't even rise to the level of camp, of being so-bad-it's-good. It's just flat out bad.
  7. The moment the movie loses its lighthearted spirit is the moment it loses touch with reality

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 13, 2014
    10
    A light-hearted, witty film that plays with tricky themes of friendship and fatherhood. Realistic and clever acting gives life to issues that have since become central to today's world. Fortunately, institutions have eased off homosexuals of late, this film justifies those changes. Expand

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