(2000)

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80
In its own modest, genial terms, the picture succeeds: it never wants to be more than charming and sweet, and it invites us to imagine London as a cozy, happy small town where coincidental encounters are everyday occurrences.
80
New Times (L.A.)
Though perhaps too mainstream for the art-house crowd and too foreign for the multiplex, Born Romantic is a natural crowd-pleaser, and deserves to be more successful than its limited engagement may permit it to be.
80
Salon
Dancing, like being in love, sometimes means making a mess of things. Born Romantic makes glorious sense of that mess, trampled toes and all.
80
Highly enjoyable when all its gears are clicking, but rarely as good as it should be.
80
L.A. Weekly
Kane believes in happy endings, but he makes his characters earn theirs, as each couple is forced, ever so subtly, to face its own inner nonsense. The filmmaker has divine actors at his disposal.
75
New York Daily News
Director David Kane handles the sprawling cast with aplomb as his characters learn some new steps in this life-and love-affirming movie.
70
Film Threat
Smoothly seductive.
60
Although Born Romantic is sweetly intentioned and staunchly on the side of love, it meanders long to enough to alienate whatever affection it otherwise earns.
50
New York Post
Only sporadically entertaining.
40
The shame of it all is that Kane somehow managed to assemble an extraordinary cast, whose fine performances can't surmount the tedium of his script.

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