The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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It's really not all that complicated. But it is entertaining. It's pure, simple fun, with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin playing Doris Day and Rock Hudson as they might have been if they had ruled in the sexually knowing oughts, instead of the virginal ear
The 'yuppie-bohemian' culture prevalent in most films of this nature remains uninspired, and while the Adler's affair may be complicated, the plot isn't, but as a perfect example of what the right casting will achieve, it remains very watchable.
It should have been titled, "Well, It's All Just Sort of Manufactured." The film is pat, it's predictable, we've seen revisions of its story countless times before--but that doesn't mean it isn't enjoyable, which it is.