• Released
  • April 17, 2002
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 47 min
  • Comedy
    Romance
  • 5 Fan Ratings

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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Supple, eloquent and enchanting.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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A gorgeous, witty, seductive movie.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The always reliable Kingsley and Shaw are hilarious, and if the movie isn't quite a triumph, it's still far better than the junk food...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The artifice may be ancient, but the thought and emotions -- and especially Sorvino -- are beautifully, refreshingly modern.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The story, based on an 18th century French play by Pierre Marivaux, is the sort of thing that inspired operas and Shakespeare comedies:...
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60

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What we're watching, however charming, is a fancifully costumed theater piece that cuts off the oxygen needed to make a play breathe...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It could have been something special, but two things drag it down to mediocrity -- director Clare Peploe's misunderstanding of Marivaux's...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
However charming Kingsley and Shaw are as the lovestruck pawns and Sorvino as the advancing queen, the premise is less playful than...
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38

Boston Globe

Sorvino can't pass for a man, but that's beyond the point in this rarefied situation. She's beautiful and she can usually act, but here the...
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It's the kind of thing that Shakespeare might have written if he had undergone a frontal lobotomy.
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Rated PG-13 | For some nudity and sensuality