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How to Deal Reviews

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July 18, 2003
It's too heavy on issues and too light on just observing the characters and enjoying their freshness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 17, 2003
Those not already committed to the star or the books will find the movie hard going, because of stunning ineptitude in translating written material to the screen.
Read More | Original Score: C-
December 24, 2010
Even Moore fans may find this hard to deal with.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 2, 2003
How To Deal eventually folds because it stacks its deck against a true belief in the possibility of love. . .
August 12, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 23, 2003
Maudlin teen nonsense at its worst, its most sappy, its least believable
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 21, 2003
The whole film shamelessly panders to spoiled adolescents who think they know everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 19, 2003
Read More | Original Score: C+
July 17, 2003
Moore and Ford rise above the hackneyed story, infusing the proceedings with their own chemistry and appeal. If only the adults responsible for this film could learn how to deal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 18, 2003
This is a pretty ghastly movie, except for the fact that, every once in a while, a glimmer of genuine humanity is allowed to peek through all of the artificial teen angst.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 17, 2003
"How to Deal" is a random assemblage of contrary situations, hoary marital comedy cliches and out-of-left-field teen melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 18, 2003
How to deal is by basically ignoring this film unless you're 16 and still moping and pouting around your high school...
July 17, 2003
A movie which you will find almost unbearable unless you are 1. already a huge Mandy Moore fan, 2. 12 years old and 3. clinically dead.
Read More | Original Score: .5/4
July 18, 2003
This movie is the worst episode of Gilmore Girls ever.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 18, 2003
Despite attempts at seriousness, How To Deal remains a bland and mostly predictable coming -of-age story.
Read More | Original Score: C
July 18, 2003
May serve as training wheels for the next generation of romance novel fans.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 18, 2003
The film, based on Sarah Dessen's young-adult novels Someone Like You and That Summer, isn't that good. But Moore is.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 18, 2003
A bad, unimaginative story posing pretentiously as the very opposite.
July 31, 2003
The pop diva goes down with the bubbles in this hopelessly shallow soap opera.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 18, 2003
It would take a very powerful Jedi mind trick to convince me this was any good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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