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How About You Reviews

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
January 9, 2009
While the movie is rather predictable and has a few moments that are just too heartwarming, there are scenes that are both moving and humorous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 12, 2008
How About You is based on a Maeve Binchy story about the residents of an Irish retirement home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 14, 2008
Never underestimate the value of slight but charming flicks like Anthony Bryne's How About You.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 14, 2008
Anthony Byrne's lazy drama is insulting to just about everyone, including Maeve Binchy, who wrote the short story on which it was based.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 14, 2008
A good scolding and a toke on a joint: that's all it takes to turn the curmudgeonly old folks in How About You into goofy pussycats.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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November 14, 2008
The material is familiar way past the point of cliche, but these folks are thoroughbreds — and they, if not the material, are irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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Noel Murray
AV Club
November 13, 2008
Nothing in How About You is the least bit surprising; the film hits its marks with dreary precision.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
November 13, 2008
Redgrave, O'Hara, Ackland, Fricker, and Staunton tear into their parts as though the Academy is still dispensing awards like a gumball machine to any actor who admits that old people can be bastards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Anna King
Time Out
November 12, 2008
Not even Vanessa Redgrave and Imelda Staunton can elicit a gasp out of the wheezing script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
November 12, 2008
As the reigning inhabitant, Redgrave adopts the swanning gestures of Maggie Smith in this mild adaptation of a Maeve Binchy story. Other drama queens enjoying the opportunity to screech include Imelda Staunton, Brenda Fricker, and Joss Ackland.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
November 12, 2008
Based on a short story by the great Irish writer Maeve Binchy, the film has structure, resonance and a welcome respect for well-delineated characters, beautifully observed by a distinguished cast.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
October 21, 2008
Comedic and sentimental beats are as predictable as the storytelling is sloppy.
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
March 10, 2008
by-the-numbers audience-pleaser.