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 … 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
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as Hartman Hughes

as Angus

as Mr. Horowitz

as Corbitt

as Elizabeth

as Norm the Truck Drive...

as Little Deaf Girl

as Vasquez

as Rescue Supervisor

as Protestor Lydia

as ABC News Reporter

as Bus Driver

as Miss Hancock

as KNYT Reporter

as KNYT Sound Tech

as Retired Mine Supervi...

as Skinny Fireman

as Large Kid

as Mine Safety Expert

as Young Rescuer

as Assistant

as Booby Botanist

as CCN Meteorologist

as Maintenance Guy

as Daniel

as Hipster Girl

as Old Lady

as Payroll Clerk

as Security Guard

as Crossword Businessma...

as Protestor Winston

as Horowitz House Repor...

as Horowitz House Repor...

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as BBC Reporter

as MSNBC Reporter

as Guest Expert

as Young Protestor

as Another Reporter

as Firefighter

as Reporter #1

as Patient

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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