75

Chicago Tribune

By Allison Benedikt
Easygoing but surprisingly likable comedy.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is not a great movie, but it's very watchable and has some good laughs. The casting of Aniston is crucial, because she's the heroine of this story, and the way it's put together there's danger of her becoming the shuttlecock. Aniston has the presence to pull it off.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Aniston gets marooned here: Her comic instincts are muted by all the identity angst, yet there isn't sufficient dramatic material into which she can sink her teeth. Costner strolls through this role with disarming ease.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Not much to laugh about -- or shout about for that matter.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The story, though initially intriguing, is dicey. A seminal social satire has been spun off into a passionless romance and a wan comedy.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie has that fatal triptych that is becoming Reiner's romantic-comedy signature: drippy sentiment, zany scenes that trivialize the characters and a horror of adventure.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A lump of coal, sculpted from the kind of high-concept idea screenwriters find scribbled on bar napkins after nights of heavy drinking.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A mess -- all high concept, stranded performances, and no laughs.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
An embarrassing romantic comedy from Rob Reiner.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Following "Derailed," this comic turd makes it two strikes for Jennifer Aniston. She looks great, but her acting is board-stiff.
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35 out of 100
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