Woman on Top Synopsis
A woman (Penélope Cruz) leaves her rocky marriage to become a chef.
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75

Miami Herald

By Curtis Morgan
A charming confection spun from pure whimsy.
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75

USA Today

By Andy Seiler
All coy and fey -- and painless to digest.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Tries too hard to be playful and sensual, wacky and romantic, and comes away feeling fake and prefabricated instead.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A romantic fairy tale that's light and in several ways seductive, if not exactly filling.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is the kind of movie you sort of like, and yet even while you're liking it, you're thinking how much better these characters and this...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Wants to be a brightly colored bubble but has trouble getting aloft.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Gets the proportions all wrong -- too much magic, not enough realism.
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49

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Predictable, tame dreariness.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Has all the mood enhancing flavor of a tropical cocktail made with watered down rum and fake fruit juice.
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30

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Cruz is a dish, but her movie is as soggy and indigestible as Styrofoam.
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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Penelope Cruz and little else in this so-so comedy
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