Metascore
27

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 10 out of 14
  1. 67
    A fresh and beautifully timed, if slight, romantic comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    40
    Wants to be many things, but ends up being not much of anything.
  3. Reviewed by: Janet Maslin
    40
    It's cute and jokey and has no particular edge.
  4. Good-natured but mostly unfunny.
  5. Goes into a tailspin after its impressive setup. Its dramatic tactics become so tangled and diffuse that, by the end, you get the feeling that everything gets tied up too hastily.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    30
    A mediocre ensemble comedy-drama that's not particularly funny, involving or even nostalgic.
  7. 30
    The movie's repeated attempts to combine seriousness and humor as in a blender give it a dysfunctionally earnest tone.
  8. Reviewed by: Gary Dretzka
    25
    The storyline isn't coherent, the music stinks, the characters are one-dimensional, the dialogue is insipid and it is neither funny nor romantic.
  9. A desperately unfunny comedy that wastes a brand-name cast.
  10. Reviewed by: Kellam Eanes
    20
    A miserable failure.
  11. Reviewed by: Doug Brod
    16
    By appearing in The Suburbans, a stunningly laugh-free comedy, (Jennifer Love Hewitt)'s already gotten her career-worst movie out of the way.
  12. So utterly awful, you're tempted to build a time machine, then go back in history and try to make sure Ward's parents never meet.

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