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How About You Reviews

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
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
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
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
November 13, 2008
Nothing in How About You is the least bit surprising; the film hits its marks with dreary precision.
Read More | Original Score: C-
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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+
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.
October 21, 2008
Comedic and sentimental beats are as predictable as the storytelling is sloppy.
March 10, 2008
by-the-numbers audience-pleaser.