Life isn't always made to order.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Clarkson, Jenny Wade, Bob Balaban, Brian F. O'Byrne, Lily Rabe
|Screenplay||Carol Fuchs, based on the screenplay by Sandra Nettelbeck|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Castle Rock Entertainment, Storefront Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Genre||Comedy, drama, romance|
|Comments||A little girl finds a loving home.|
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|Category||Score (-50 to 50)|
|Wanton Violence / Crime|
|Impudence / Hate|
|Drugs / Alcohol|
|Offence to God|
|Murder / Suicide|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Emma Nicholson Needs salt.
Jeanne Hugo Heel kykbaar.
Rebekah Kendal While you may leave with your craving for romance satisfied, you will, no doubt, be ravenous.
|Mail & Guardian|
Shaun de Waal
|SA Movie & DVD|
James O'Ehley There is too much miserableness going round for the film to be truly enjoyable.
Leon van Nierop Tasty, but not filling
Barry Ronge Charming, touching and stylish.
Annlee Ellingson No Reservations is a dish of bland, yet consoling, comfort food.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The characters seem to feel more passion for food than for each other.
Philip Brown The movie is like fast food: cheap, sugary junk that's enjoyable going down but leaves you hungry for something more substantial the moment it's finished.
James Berardinelli It's perfect counterprogramming for anyone who wants more than pyrotechnics, testosterone, and special effects from two hours in a darkened auditorium.
Moderately appealing and entertaining.
Tomatometer Too predictable and melancholy for the genre.
What the People say
1792 Netizens A chick flick with a touch of real life.
Average .. 52%