• Released
  • March 9, 2001
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • Comedy
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie luxuriates in cinema references while laughing at its own fetishes -- a neat talent.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's hard to stop quoting from a movie this good.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a winning little movie about two people who get together, though they have no business getting together.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
This is only a movie. But a good one. May Roddy Doyle give us many more.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It has that unwound Roddy Doyle humor; the laughs don't hit you over the head, but tickle you behind the knee.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A charmer.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A too-cute-by-half Irish romantic comedy that's overloaded with movie references that begin with the title.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
McDonald and Montgomery are fun to watch in this mildly amusing Irish romantic comedy.
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Mr. Showbiz

By Cody Clark
McDonald makes for an appealingly befuddled bloke, and the sprightly Montgomery would turn any blighter's head. In a better movie, we'd care about what happened to them.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Trudy is really the only character with the "Barrytown" zest, and Montgomery throws herself into the role with unselfconscious abandon. She makes the screen crackle with energy.
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53 out of 100
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