Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
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  1. 40
    The storyline lacks credibility.
  2. 50
    All of this promising material is dealt with on that level where characters are not quite allowed to be as perceptive and intelligent as real people might be in the same circumstances.
  3. So riddled with cultural stereotypes, woe-is-me neurotic mopiness, and glib therapeutic compassion that by the end all it leaves you with is a waxy buildup of falseness.
  4. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    60
    In trying to appeal to a wide audience, quirky material has been forced to fit a formula that can't really contain it.
  5. Reviewed by: Jane Ganahl
    50
    Unfortunately, all the good parts didn't add up to a great movie.
  6. Reviewed by: Joshua Klein
    40
    The film is being marketed as a romantic comedy, but it's neither romantic nor funny.
  7. Judged esthetically -- the only yardstick worth applying -- it can be safely placed in that long line of indistinguishable Hollywood mediocrities, all of them trying in vain to resurrect an awfully weary genre.
  8. Easier to watch than it is to believe.
  9. 50
    Wendy Wasserstein brings a dull pen to this literary adaptation, which shows none of the bite or savvy of Stephen McCauley's novel.

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