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Born Romantic (2001)

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Average Rating: 5.3/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 4

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In modern-day London, three men and three women fall in and out of love and back again, to the Greek-chorus accompaniment of two cab drivers (Ian Hart and John Thomson), who engage in an ongoing conversation about sex. In one pairing, Eleanor (Olivia Williams), a sophisticated and slightly anal art restorer, is pitted against Frankie (Craig Ferguson), a smartly dressed divorcee who still shares a flat with his bitter ex-wife. The two meet one night at a salsa club, and a caustic attraction soon

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David Kane

May 21, 2002

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All Critics (39) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (13) | DVD (2)

Is whimsicality the last refuge of the mediocre?

October 4, 2001 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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Only sporadically entertaining.

September 28, 2001
New York Post
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The first contemporary romantic comedy I've seen in years that feels as if it's made by a real human being for other real human beings.

September 28, 2001 Full Review Source: Salon.com
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One can't fend off the feeling that we've been here before, and with some regularity.

September 28, 2001 Full Review Source: Newsday
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Except for Jimmy ... these are not very interesting folks and, at first, it's hard to keep them all straight or even care.

September 28, 2001 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
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In its own modest, genial terms, the picture succeeds.

September 28, 2001 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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... a rare romantic comedy that gets both the romance and the comedy right.

December 21, 2001 Full Review Source: Baseline.Hollywood.com
Baseline.Hollywood.com

Wonderfully written.

December 9, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Like the salsa music that provides the musical backdrop, this pleasantly low-key rom-com proves to be smoothly seductive.

October 11, 2001 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Another example of the unfortunate trend toward sentimentality in British films.

October 4, 2001 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Kane simply piles quirks ... on top of clichés.

September 28, 2001 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Some of this is funny, most of it just fills space, and the best dancing is done by obvious professionals, not the actors.

September 28, 2001
Los Angeles Daily News

This amiable -- albeit predictable -- film eventually gets its groove on by mining the comedy of this offbeat ensemble.

September 28, 2001 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

In spite of its artlessness, you'll leave smiling and smooching your significant other.

September 27, 2001 Full Review Source: IFilm
IFilm

It's all fun and games, basically, but a pleasing diversion for those who can wade through the thick London accents.

September 27, 2001
New Times

This lightweight British import is harmless but unenlightening, a scruple that seems to have taken its lead from an episode of HBO's "Taxi Cab Confessions."

September 21, 2001 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

The best movie revolving around a dance hall since 'Shall We Dance.'

September 5, 2001 Full Review Source: Compuserve
Compuserve

While Born Romantic won't win any prizes for originality, it's still a charming diversion.

April 16, 2001 Full Review Source: BBC.com
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Audience Reviews for Born Romantic

Here's a great movie with an incredible story plot. Great music. Fantastic cast. Jimi Mistry is amazing in this movie.
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