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  • Summary: In this remake of Neil Simon's 1970 comedy, a couple visits New York City for a job interview and find themselves in a series of disastrous situations.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 10 out of 21
  1. Strictly a middle-aged comedy, which consists of more easy lobs than sharp smacks, but manages to get the job done.
  2. Competent, to be sure, with some good lines.
  3. Ragged as some of it might have been, that old "Out-of-Towners" had a unified and surprisingly dark comic vision to go with its nifty one-liners. This big, glossy picture is set in movie-movie land, that shiny, peachy place where a celebrity -- like Mayor Rudy -- waits around every corner. [2 April 1999, Friday, p.A]
  4. A slight, oddly lifeless movie with dubious appeal for even the most incorrigible Simon devotees.
  5. 38
    Unremarkable. A more honest description would be to label it as mirthless, pointless, and banal.
  6. 30
    A dismally unfunny comedy, but that's not what's depressing about it. Worse by far is the palpable desperation in Goldie Hawn's performance.
  7. There was absolutely no reason to make a new version of the 1970 comedy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 13, 2014
    Loved, Loved, Loved this movie remake. Besides huge talent in Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn, John Cleese helped make it a hit! This was a fun film for the whole family to enjoy! Expand
  2. Feb 5, 2011
    A negative response would describe this film as a comedy that relies on tired, old jokes that only appeal to people without a sense of humour. I am struggling to find many positives (and trust me I want to give a balanced opinion) but it's a safe film that will appeal to a wide range of audiences and can certainly be considered a family film. Probably only worth your attention if you have low self esteem. 46/100 Expand