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A Lot Like Love Reviews

April 25, 2005
This is the kind of movie where the lovers don't have to worry about fate keeping them apart -- all they do is manufacture excuses not to be together, because if they didn't, you wouldn't have a movie.
April 25, 2005
The only reason I was rooting for them to get together was that than they would both be off the market.
April 22, 2005
An unfortunate casting decision, however, comes close to sabotaging a witty script with fresh insights into the trend of young people postponing marriage while waiting for some grand plan of theirs to materialize.
April 22, 2005
A pleasant little romantic comedy that doesn't try too hard and has the virtue of doing a few things differently.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 22, 2005
A Lot Like Love ... is a cute movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 22, 2005
Just when you despair that a whole generation could grow up without a decent date movie, without a romantic comedy that works well enough to call its own, Ashton Kutcher goes and surprises you.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2005
A Lot Like Love is a lot like many other movies of the rom-com ilk, in that we are left with absolutely no doubt about the outcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 22, 2005
A Lot Like Love would be so much closer to perfect if it sustained its idiosyncratic tone.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 22, 2005
Kutcher is a master of the satisfied grin. It's one of his two expressions, the other being the goofy, ear-to-ear smile, which often follows or precedes his satisfied grin.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 22, 2005
A Lot Like Love is built around a string of coincidences, accidents and unlikely situations that send your eyes rolling in their sockets like marbles.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 22, 2005
It's a lot like a waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 22, 2005
Too often, the script collapses into what feels like improvisation, in which the characters find a kind of common ground: Infantilism.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 22, 2005
A Lot Like Love is about fairly average if absurdly cute people who develop a relationship over a period of seven years. Sound exciting? You're right, it's not.
Read More | Original Score: C
April 22, 2005
I don't know about you, but seeing Kutcher grind a mouthful of Cheetos into an orange pulp isn't something I've been longing to have emblazoned on my consciousness.
Read More | Original Score: C
April 22, 2005
A throwaway date movie, but with enough quirky touches to almost make it worth recommending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 22, 2005
It's a lot like a romantic comedy, except that it's not remotely romantic or even mildly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 22, 2005
In not one but two scenes we are asked to laugh because the actors have inserted objects into their nostrils. Request denied.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 22, 2005
The producers of this stillborn romantic comedy are betting there are many more college girls than there are testy movie critics, and they're doubtless correct.
April 21, 2005
Love's life is in its leads and some fairly crisp pacing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 21, 2005
A lot like a lot of other romantic comedies.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 21, 2005
We're supposed to feel that they're made for each other, in the When Harry Met Sally vein, but we never feel the chemistry.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 21, 2005
The movie is 95 minutes long, and neither character says a single memorable thing. You've heard of being too clever by half? Ollie and Emily are not clever enough by three-quarters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 21, 2005
Kutcher is surprisingly well cast as the awkward, somewhat dorky Oliver, and Peet is charming and charismatic without being cloying or artificial.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 21, 2005
A lot like love? Hardly. Would you believe, maybe, a little like mild indifference?
April 21, 2005
What Lynch strenuously avoids is any examination of who these two individuals are, how the passage of time affects them and what could possibly draw them back together given that neither one of them is a walk in the park.
April 21, 2005
A lot like any number of romantic comedies, but there should always be room for another good one.
April 21, 2005
Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet star as a would-be couple in a pleasant romantic comedy without arty aspirations or low-brow yucks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 21, 2005
It's a beguiling little romance that moves ahead with a smart, refreshing charm.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 21, 2005
Rare for a rom-com in the age of e-mail, director Nigel Cole (Calendar Girls) is more interested in physical than verbal repartee.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 21, 2005
The bottom line in any teen date movie is: Do they make a cute couple? Actually, cute is what they do best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 21, 2005
A Lot Like Love sags and droops into the shape of a movie that's too much like every other conventional romantic comedy that loses its cool.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 21, 2005
It's a movie by and for folks who've been around the relationship block a time or two.
April 21, 2005
With less fluff and more funk than is usual for the genre, Kutcher and Peet make surprisingly appealing foils for each other.
Read More | Original Score: B-
April 21, 2005
Most offensive are not these ridiculous and contrived rendezvous, but the notion that from them is supposed to come a true friendship, one that may or may not slip into the big l-o-v-e.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 20, 2005
A Lot Like Love is a lot like a romantic comedy, except that all that's keeping these two kids apart is the trivially insufferable movie they're in.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 19, 2005
The chemistry between diaper salesman Ashton Kutcher and photo hound Amanda Peet is so off that the pairing scans as an alienation effect.