All About Steve (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

All About Steve (2009)



Critic Consensus: All About Steve is an oddly creepy, sour film, featuring a heroine so desperate and peculiar that audiences may be more likely to pity than root for her.

Movie Info

A brilliant crossword-puzzle designer travels across the country in hopes of convincing a CCN cameraman that the pair is meant to be together, only to find her quest taking an unexpected turn in this romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, andThomas Haden Church. Despite the fact that she has only gone on one short date with the man, a love-struck puzzle creator becomes enamored with a successful cameraman and follows him to a series of media events in hopes that the feeling is mutual. While she is saddened to discover that it is not, she soon becomes involved with a group of misfits who selflessly accept her at face value. First-time feature filmmaker Phil Traill directs a screenplay penned by License to Wed scribe Kim Barker.more
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content including innuendos)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Kim Barker
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 22, 2009
Box Office: $33.8M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Sandra Bullock
as Mary Horowitz
Thomas Haden Church
as Hartman Hughes
Ken Jeong
as Angus
Howard Hesseman
as Mr. Horowitz
Beth Grant
as Mrs. Horowitz
Keith David
as Corbitt
Katy Mixon
as Elizabeth
M.C. Gainey
as Norm the Truck Drive...
Delaney Hamilton
as Little Deaf Girl
Jason Jones
as Vasquez
Carlos Gomez
as Rescue Supervisor
as Protestor Lydia
Joe D'Angerio
as ABC News Reporter
Shanda Laurent
as Bus Driver
Kerri Kenney-Silver
as Miss Hancock
Stephanie Venditto
as KNYT Reporter
P.J. Marino
as KNYT Sound Tech
Wayne Grace
as Retired Mine Supervi...
Mickey Giacomazzi
as Skinny Fireman
Noah Munck
as Large Kid
James Martin Kelly
as Mine Safety Expert
Andrew Caldwell
as Young Rescuer
Bryan Moore
as Assistant
Rachel Sterling
as Booby Botanist
Jackie Johnson
as CCN Meteorologist
Regino Montes
as Maintenance Guy
Elliot Cho
as Daniel
Joy Darash
as Hipster Girl
Dori Kancher
as Payroll Clerk
Bone Hampton
as Security Guard
Hari Kondabolu
as Crossword Businessma...
Jordan Morris
as Protestor Winston
Dorie Barton
as Horowitz House Repor...
Patrick Brown
as Horowitz House Repor...
Alvera De Leon
as Horowitz House Repor...
Michael Joseph Carr
as BBC Reporter
Larry Dorf
as MSNBC Reporter
Darcy Fowers
as Guest Expert
Charlyne Yi
as Young Protestor
Hollie Stenson
as Another Reporter
Paul Beller
as Firefighter
Kurt Ela
as Reporter #1
Lucy Davis
as Patient
Joseph D'Angelo
as ABC News Producer
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Critic Reviews for All About Steve

All Critics (135) | Top Critics (37)

All About Steve is a messy assemblage of clumsy sight gags, winking reaction shots and disingenuous populist genuflection to the idea that there's no such thing as normal. We all see a little bit of Mary in ourselves, don't we? Don't we?

Full Review… | May 28, 2013
Top Critic

Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy review.

Full Review… | May 28, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

Just when it seems All About Steve couldn't grow any more insufferable, it turns strangely sentimental.

Full Review… | May 28, 2013
Associated Press
Top Critic

Mary is a memorable comic creation for all the wrong reasons: glibly written, offensively characterised and bizarrely dressed, she's the classic screwball ditz taken to grotesque and at times unwatchable extremes.

Full Review… | January 15, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

Mary's supposed to be a plucky free spirit, but mostly she's a chatty bore who's emotionally clueless.

Full Review… | May 28, 2013
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

A head-scratcher of a comedy starring the increasingly enigmatic Sandra Bullock.

Full Review… | May 28, 2013

Audience Reviews for All About Steve

It really is a wonder how these scripts get a green-light. Mild laughs. Cooper is hot. Mostly offensive jokes though.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Okay, I am not going to say this was a good movie, but I still don't get the hate on it. I actually kind of liked Sandra's weird girl character here. It gets dull in the middle, and it's not the happy ending you go into a rom com expecting, but it had a message of self acceptance to it that I really liked. There is no big make over moment, and it doesn't matter, because she was cute all along - in her own way. I also liked DJ Qualls here and Thomas Haden Church.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Loved it! Don't understand why Sandra Bullock got a Razzie for this? Amazing film and so funny. She plays a bunny boiler extremely well and yet funny too. It's such a hard thing to do and she does it perfectly. Sends out a postive message and the end is magnificent. A must see! Ignore the bad reviews. A great film!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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