What Love Is Synopsis
Friends discuss relationships after one's (Cuba Gooding Jr.) lover dumps him on Valentine's Day.
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Austin Chronicle

In its own peculiar way, What Love Is is a testament to the redemptive power of words. Thankfully, Callahan knows to keep it short and...
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30

Variety

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Picture looks and sounds like an Off Off Broadway play.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
An acquired taste.
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20

Chicago Reader

By Andrea Gronvall
Romantic comedies should never be this exhausting. Despite a few good zingers, Mars Callahan's vitriolic take on the sexes sinks under the...
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10

L.A. Weekly

Actor-writer-director Mars Callahan's diarrheal 10-character rant about modern relationships sounds like it was researched by eavesdropping...
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0

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
It's a shrill cacophony of puerile clichés about men and women and sex, delivered in adrenaline-driven harangues and arrogant lectures....
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The Hollywood Reporter

The problem is that if Callahan spent even a week writing this script, he wasted four good days. The dialogue, characters and situations...
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Los Angeles Times

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Devotes itself to inflicting serious pain upon innocent moviegoers who wander into what is perhaps the single most poorly conceived and...
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Absolutely horrible!

By criticwhocares
The ad says, "great cast", the ad says, "comedy", "feel-good" movie. IT IS THE WORST MOVIE I HAVE SEEN IN 20 YEARS. It is so far from what you would expect from the ad or the trailers, they should...

You can't handle the truth

By watchandsee
Had to drive all the way to Austin to see the movie, but well worth it. The sexual dialogue was strong but very funny. Fast paced dialogue so have popcorn in hand before the movie starts....

What Love is

By tohos
I got the message of the movie. I can see how most people won't. 95% of the world has no idea what love really is and if you have no idea what it is then you probably won't recognize it when you see...

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Rated R | For pervasive language including graphic sexual dialogue, and some erotic dancing
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Graphic-yet-boring rom-com turns off teens and up.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF