Friday, April 22, 2005

Not Much to Like in A Lot Like Love

Most critics pointed out that A Lot Like Love was a poor rip-off of When Harry Met Sally, and few could resist the temptation of playing off the title:

"a lot like a romantic comedy, except that all that's keeping these two kids apart is the trivially insufferable movie they're in."
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

"a lot like a lot of other romantic comedies"
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

A lot like love? Hardly. Would you believe, maybe, a little like mild indifference?
Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

But I think Ebert says it best:

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...To call "A Lot like Love" dead in the water is an insult to water."

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