I Could Never Be Your Woman


I Could Never Be Your Woman

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Total Count: 11


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Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Clueless director Amy Heckerling returns to her position behind the camera for the first time in six years with this romantic comedy contrasting the age disparity romance of an older divorcée with the spring butterflies that her daughter experiences upon falling in love for the very first time. An aging professional (Michelle Pfeiffer) with little luck in love has finally found a fitting companion in the form of a much younger man (Paul Rudd). As her relationship threatens to move beyond something simply physical, her adolescent daughter (Saoirse Ronan) begins to wonder if the strange tingling sensation that she feels when she's in the company of a handsome local boy could possibly be the thing grown-ups refer to as "love." Of course anything is possible when Mother Nature (Tracey Ullman) is up to her old mischief, and with higher powers at play there's no telling what will come of the relationships experienced by these two love-starved souls.


Critic Reviews for I Could Never Be Your Woman

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (4)

  • A desperately unfunny mix of tepid showbiz satire and formulaic romantic comedy.

    Feb 21, 2008

    Joe Leydon

    Top Critic
  • It's much better than a lot of the stuff playing in theaters.

    Feb 19, 2008
  • It's a pleasant diversion -- an enjoyable romantic comedy that has enough going for it to make it worth a recommendation.

    Feb 19, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • As an older woman who has built her career on a keen understanding of youth culture, she [Director Amy Heckerling] has a lot to say about Rosie's small world.

    Jul 8, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • a rather ignominious defeat for a "comeback" performance from one of the great stars

    May 15, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Very nearly an entertaining, lightweight comedy, except for one flaw: its message is about as subtle as those in a Disney sports movie.

    Apr 17, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I Could Never Be Your Woman

  • May 27, 2017
    pfeiffer's funniest role. easy viewing. cant go wrong with a supporting cast like that either. better than most rom-com's. jon lovitz is hilarious!
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2013
    It is a cute story - Both mother and daughter going through relationship issues. Michelle Pfeiffer is a single mom with a 13ish year old daughter. We sometimes wonder who is the adult between the two.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • May 20, 2011
    Should not have gone direct-to-DVD. The presence of the Mother Nature character and Tracy Ullman's portrayal is done perfectly. Everything else is messy, with great writing popping out here and there. Stacey Dash is a pleasant surprise. Girl who plays the daughter holds her own with the comic experts in the cast.
    Adam M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2010
    laughed a lot in this
    Andreia C Super Reviewer

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