• Released
  • September 6, 2002
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • Comedy
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A game and often quite funny attempt with an expert cast.
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50

New Times (L.A.)

By Jean Oppenheimer
Nominal comedy has a few bright spots but never seems to find its rhythm.
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50

L.A. Weekly

By Chuck Wilson
Gerber has a sharp cast at hand -- All work furiously, yet the director, with his fake backdrops and stately pacing, never settles on a...
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40

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Nicely shot around New York City, this dodgy mixture of cutesy romance, dark satire and murder mystery uses the same central conceit as...
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If you want to direct a movie that's already been done, it's a good idea to pick one you can improve on.
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30

Variety

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Tries to combine romantic comedy, soap-opera parody and murder mystery, but the disparate elements never gel, and the film, about homicide...
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25

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Everyone tries very hard to make the story sweet and funny, but the soggy screenplay defeats them every time.
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20

Los Angeles Times

By Manohla Dargis
A dreary indulgence. An unfunny satire set in the world of daytime soap opera, it isn't offensive enough to inspire passionate response.
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20

Village Voice

Sluggish, tonally uneven -- In fact, it doesn't even rise to the level of 1991's Soapdish, with the feverishly mugging Elisabeth Shue...
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0

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
An excruciating demonstration of the unsalvageability of a movie saddled with an amateurish screenplay.
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