About Adam

2000

About Adam

Critics Consensus

Although some of the characters' motivation may not be that clear, the movie is still a funny and sexy charmer.

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Gerard Stembridge directs this charming comedy about a handsome stranger who wreaks havoc on an entire family. Pub torch singer Lucy Owen (Kate Hudson) falls for Adam (Stuart Townsend) as soon as she lays eyes on him. Tired of a string of failed short-termed relationships, she succumbs to Adam's radiate charisma and agrees to marry him after only knowing him for a scant couple of days. Yet when she brings him home to her family, she finds to her dismay that his magnetism works equally well on her two older sisters. The middle one, Laura (Frances O'Connor), is a shy bookish sort whose love for poetry proves to be her weakness, while eldest sister Alice (Charlotte Bradley) is aloof at first, but eventually she also yields to his wiles. This film was screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

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Critic Reviews for About Adam

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (39) | Rotten (18)

  • Townsend ... makes quite an impression in the title role.

    Jun 8, 2001
  • Stembridge makes the twists as pleasantly surprising as the dawning realization that you've gone from judge to accomplice.

    May 21, 2001 | Full Review…
  • Stembridge keeps things bustling along at a lively enough pace to deflect any introspective focus on the matchups that are never presented as relationships, only flings.

    May 21, 2001 | Rating: 2.5/4

    Jay Carr

    Boston Globe
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  • A glowing Hudson radiates high spirits, and Mr. Townsend ... makes his chameleon character seem credible.

    May 17, 2001
  • For his part Townsend does Adam with a lightness of touch that fits in with the film's cheery view of his unscrupulousness.

    May 17, 2001
  • If anybody still thinks Kate Hudson is getting too much mileage out of being Goldie Hawn's daughter, they'll be pleasantly surprised by the range she shows in About Adam.

    May 17, 2001 | Full Review…

    Paul Tatara

    CNN.com
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Audience Reviews for About Adam

  • May 28, 2011
    Every once and a while they let Kate Hudson be in a good movie ("Almost Famous," "Dr. T & the Women," "The Skeleton Key," "Nine," "The Killer Inside Me") and "About Adam" is certainly one of them. Unfortunately, Hudson is the very weak link in this terrific cast. Her abominable Irish accent (and subsequent singing in said accent) nearly topple the film in the first 3 minutes, but stick around, because there is plenty of fun to be bad. Stuart Townsend is sexy and sly as a man who charms his way into the private lives of three sisters and their brother. The film may be unscrupulous and naughty, but that's all apart of the whimsy. "About Adam" is a devilish Irish comedy full of deceptive surprises and wit to spare. If you are looking for a first rate romantic comedy with bite and energy, "About Adam" is your ticket.
    Steven C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 09, 2008
    This movie was HILARIOUS! Stuart, you ROCK!!
    Remi L Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2006
    Excellent movie, very well cast and directed!
    Nikki M Super Reviewer

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