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Metascore

Based on 39 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
A very smart, very shrewd movie, and the smartest, shrewdest thing about it is the way it masquerades as just a fluffy comedy, a diversion, a trifle.
88
Philadelphia Inquirer
A postfeminist valentine to the Paleolithic days of Woman Power when dinosaurs walked Manhattan in heels with matching handbags.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
No better or worse than the movies that inspired it, but that is a compliment, I think.
75
Entertainment Weekly
Could have used more of the shimmering elegance of the Day-Hudson comedies. Those movies had a true sparkle. This one's a likable piece of costume jewelry.
75
This is all far beyond silly, of course - the most inconsequential sort of winking, meta-movie in-joke.
75
New York Daily News
Doesn't so much crackle as pop. It has enough double entendres to fill a D-cup, but it has a premise that would have burned a hole in the screen in 1962, when its story is set.
75
ReelViews
Light, funny, and clever.
63
Dragging on too long is a more serious flaw in a romantic comedy than it might be in a complex drama. We don't ask much of a movie like this, but we do require it to be snappy, clever and quick.
63
New York Post
The problem lies with the paucity of sizzle between the romantic leads, Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. They just don't look like they're having any fun together, particularly the bony Zellweger, who has trouble filling out the wow-worthy ensembles and perpetually looks like she's sucking on a lemon.
50
What starts as freshly spun cotton candy ends as something pink, sticky and indigestible. You leave the theater wanting to puke it up.
40
Wall Street Journal
Jeff Cronenweth did the lovely cinematography. It's the only element that improves on the original material.

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