MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 82 this week

About Adam (2000)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 5,162 users   Metascore: 64/100
Reviews: 55 user | 55 critic | 17 from Metacritic.com

A waitress falls for a handsome customer who seduces her, her two sisters, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 30 Oct 2010
 
a list of 28 titles
created 23 Nov 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 10 Apr 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 09 Feb 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 15 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "About Adam" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: About Adam (2000)

About Adam (2000) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of About Adam.

User Polls

3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Le divorce (2003)
Drama | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

French vs. American social customs and behaviors are observed in a story about an American visiting her Frenchman-wed sister in Paris.

Director: James Ivory
Stars: Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Stockard Channing
Alex & Emma (2003)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A writer must turn out a novel in thirty days or face the wrath of loan sharks.

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Luke Wilson, Kate Hudson, David Paymer
Gossip I (2000)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Three college students base their class project around gossip and how fast it spreads, which soon spirals out of control.

Director: Davis Guggenheim
Stars: James Marsden, Lena Headey, Norman Reedus
Desert Blue (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay ... See full summary »

Director: Morgan J. Freeman
Stars: Casey Affleck, Brendan Sexton III, Kate Hudson
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.

Director: Risa Bramon Garcia
Stars: Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Dave Chappelle
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Dr. Sullivan Travis "Dr. T." is a wealthy Dallas gynecologist for some of the wealthiest women in Texas who finds his idealist life beginning to fall apart starting when his wife, Kate, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett
Raising Helen (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.

Director: Garry Marshall
Stars: Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Tank faces the ultimate test of friendship when his best friend hires him to take his ex-girlfriend out on a lousy date in order to make her realize how great her former boyfriend is.

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Kate Hudson, Dane Cook, Jason Biggs
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An irreverent young woman who uses her humor to prevent matters from getting serious has a life-changing visit with her doctor.

Director: Nicole Kassell
Stars: Kate Hudson, Gael García Bernal, Kathy Bates
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Four young friends have tedious night jobs and meet every night after work in a café. Sean hasn't met his girlfriend in three weeks, Vincent flirts with everybody, Lenny is too afraid to ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Metzstein
Stars: Luke de Woolfson, James Lance, Kate Ashfield
The Best Man (2005)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A guy tries to help his best friend win the attention of the girl of his dreams.

Director: Stefan Schwartz
Stars: Stuart Townsend, Raphael Schwartz, Jacob Moriarty
Kiss or Kill (1997)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After a robbery scam that goes bad, lovers Nikki and Al take off into the Australian outback, pursued by the police and a malevolent footballer named Zipper Doyle, and meet a number of offbeat characters.

Director: Bill Bennett
Stars: Matt Day, Frances O'Connor, Tiffany Peters
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Tiernan ...
Simon
...
...
Laura Owens
Stewart Roche ...
Customer #1
Aoife Maloney ...
Customer #2
Donal Beecher ...
Andy
...
Adam
Rosaleen Linehan ...
Peggy Owens
Charlotte Bradley ...
Alice Owens Rooney
Alan Maher ...
David Owens
Brendan Dempsey ...
Martin Rooney
Cathleen Bradley ...
Karen
Kathy Downes ...
Dympna
Mark Smith ...
Roger Gregg ...
Prof. Harry McCormick
Edit

Storyline

A waitress meets personable, attractive Adam and they soon become lovers, then get engaged. Wasting no time, Adam starts an affair with her bookish sister, who knows about the first relationship. Their (none-too-happily) married third sister knows about both these liaisons but is still attracted to Adam. The lad is certainly playing the field, but in their own ways the girls seem to be getting just as much out of the deal as him. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He came. He saw. He conquered. One sister at a time.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

19 January 2001 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Todo sobre Adam  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$33,300 (USA) (11 May 2001)

Gross:

$151,559 (USA) (25 May 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Laura Owens: I admit it, I was amazed. He's nothing like anyone you've ever gone out with before, so what's the change?
Lucy Owens: I'm maturing.
Laura Owens: Even his name, it's so not you. It's so primal - Adam.
Lucy Owens: Yeah, yeah, it's a crap name, all right.
Laura Owens: And he reads. He can quote Christina Rossetti.
Lucy Owens: Oh. What'd he do that for?
Laura Owens: It came up and you know, she's not exactly a household name as a poet so I have to say, I approve totally. I just hope you're ready for you know, whatever happens.
Lucy Owens: Oh yeah, I'm full of surprises. So, are you ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

MIDDLE AGED BLUES
Composed by Fergus and Rosaleen Linehan
Performed by Rosaleen Linehan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Oh my god. Those women - those stupid women." - Laura
19 May 2003 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

I guess from my reaction to many a romantic comedy, some may think I'm male. Actually I'm a heterosexual female who enjoys ORIGINAL romantic comedy, but I also have half a brain and expect some degree of intelligence from films.

The Laura character summed this film up pretty thoroughly for me. She is an English actor, meaning that two of the main characters, including of course THE main female lead, were not Irish. I can't be bothered repeating why this is extremely sad - it's been said so many times - but the marketing machine behind most movies will not change it's mind about shoving Americans (or Brits) into the leads in "foreign" films, no matter how much people complain. They want the bucks, you know, and a famous names DOES mean more bums on seats. Sad but true.

I found this film uninspired. There were perhaps 2 or 3 genuinely amusing and surprising lines. The characters were pretty much laughable, in a bad way. Adam's justification for his machiavellian behaviour I found ridiculous and unconvincing. This guy is not altruistic - that much should have been patently obvious to anyone with a brain half the size of an ant's b**ls.

I hung on to the end. Lord knows why as I tend to advise: if you don't like a movie, turn it off. Maybe I'm feeling rather masochistic today or maybe I kept hoping something was going to happen to make it worth my while. It didn't.

That said, if you don't care about intelligent scripts or whether a movie rehashes themes/styles/plots that have been done better elsewhere many a time and if you like fluffy, pointless romantic comedy no matter what, then watch and enjoy! 4/10


12 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Adam+me=i wish! vampirequeen
Over-acted characters and messy plot lilievitra
Was that really Kate singing? Kris629
What exactly happened in the end? Rotang
Poem dunja_nuica
Sexuality MainManInDublin
Discuss About Adam (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?