• Released
  • December 7, 2012
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 35 min
  • Comedy
  • 557 Fan Ratings

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
As a movie, it's not much. But it's the best showcase for his charm that Butler has ever had.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Jessica Biel all but steals the show as Stacie.
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Entertainment Weekly

The central question of the movie becomes: Can George triumph over his inability to stop hot women from throwing themselves at him?
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
This is a good premise for a comedy, but somewhere along the way, it got diluted and turned into a sappy, feel-good story of family togetherness.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Perhaps, if this movie fails, studios will finally accept that we all deserve better. Biel knows it already, and Butler keeps up in their scenes together.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This saga of a former soccer star coaching his son's team in order to worm his way back into the heart of his ex-wife aims to be warm and funny. Alas, it is mechanical and exhausting, like a windup toy of a monkey crashing together cymbals for 106 minutes while incrementally winding down.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This isn't a genre-less character study, it's myopic romantic comedy, and watching a woman of Catherine Zeta-Jones's easy carnality and fathomless beauty compete for the attention of Gerard Butler, who's pining for Jessica Biel, is dismaying, like spotting Anna Wintour in line at a soup kitchen.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The shenanigans of randy soccer moms and their obnoxious blowhard husbands are intended as comic relief. But the sappy plot of this formulaic romantic comedy is just as silly as its inane attempts at farce.
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By Mark Jenkins
Style can be a risky thing in a movie like this, which aspires above all to inoffensiveness. Originally titled "Playing the Field," which was deemed too racy, this rom-com would have been more aptly renamed "Running Out the Clock."
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Just stay away. It's awful.
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27 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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