• Released
  • October 8, 1998
  • R , 1 hr 52 min
  • Comedy
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Much of that appeal comes from compelling performances by the two main actors.
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80

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
It's just more wry than funny, more a gently subversive comedy of modern manners than the simpering date movie it seems to be masquerading as.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
As Nina, Aniston not only displays a surprising capacity for both comedy and drama, but she shines with the kind of star quality that only a handful of current performers exhibit.
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70

TV Guide

You come away with a remarkable sense of the filmmakers and actors working together harmoniously as they delve into the heart of relationships between friends and lovers.
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63

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
It boasts appealing performances, and it takes a reasonably tasteful approach to its subject, aside from a string of four-letter words that sound strangely out of place in this romantic comedy.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

Unfortunately, all the good parts didn't add up to a great movie.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Judged esthetically -- the only yardstick worth applying -- it can be safely placed in that long line of indistinguishable Hollywood mediocrities, all of them trying in vain to resurrect an awfully weary genre.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
All of this promising material is dealt with on that level where characters are not quite allowed to be as perceptive and intelligent as real people might be in the same circumstances.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
So riddled with cultural stereotypes, woe-is-me neurotic mopiness, and glib therapeutic compassion that by the end all it leaves you with is a waxy buildup of falseness.
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Steve Davis
The storyline lacks credibility.
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51 out of 100
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