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  • Summary: George and Nina seem like the perfect couple. They share a cozy Brooklyn apartment, a devotion to ballroom dancing and they love each other. There's only one hitch: George is gay. And when Nina announces she's pregnant, things get particularly complicated.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Much of that appeal comes from compelling performances by the two main actors.
  2. 75
    As Nina, Aniston not only displays a surprising capacity for both comedy and drama, but she shines with the kind of star quality that only a handful of current performers exhibit.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    70
    Tries to mix the messy realities of mismatched relationships with the structural neatness of a musical-comedy view of the world, with mild, occasionally diverting results.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    30
    The film that Nicholas Hytner has directed (from a screenplay by the playwright Wendy Wasserstein) is slick, sweet, and disastrously unmoving -- even people who live to cry at the movies will find themselves depressingly dry-eyed.

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