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Gerard Stembridge directs this charming comedy about a handsome stranger who wreaks havoc on an entire family. Pub torch singer Lucy Owen (Kate Hudson) falls for Adam (Stuart Townsend) as soon as she lays eyes on him. Tired of a string of failed short-termed relationships, she succumbs to Adam's radiate charisma and agrees to marry him after only knowing him for a scant couple of days. Yet when she brings him home to her family, she finds to her dismay that his magnetism works equally well on her two older sisters. The middle one, Laura (Frances O'Connor), is a shy bookish sort whose… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While the film strives to prove its cool, it's also built on [an] insufferably antique idea."
‑ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly
"Stembridge keeps things bustling along at a lively enough pace to deflect any introspective focus on the matchups that are never presented as relationships, only flings."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Charming, explicit love story for mature teens."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Tres hermanas y una madre (y un hermano, y la novia...) no pueden estar equivocadas todas al mismo tiempo... o s?"
‑ Alex Ramirez, Cinenganos
"The ending is as predictable as it is insulting in the degree to which it disappoints."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Townsend ... makes quite an impression in the title role."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"A glowing Hudson radiates high spirits, and Mr. Townsend ... makes his chameleon character seem credible."
‑ Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News
"It's smart, it knows its audience can join dots and it actually makes you think about - and not just laugh at - the messes that people get themselves in over four letters."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"The movie is upbeat, unpredictable and is a smart romantic comedy in a season of half-hearted attempts."
‑ Michael Szymanski, Zap2it.com
"I had a belly full of this guy long before the film ended."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Stembridge makes the twists as pleasantly surprising as the dawning realization that you've gone from judge to accomplice."
‑ Mark Rahner, Seattle Times
"For his part Townsend does Adam with a lightness of touch that fits in with the film's cheery view of his unscrupulousness."
‑ Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"An airy, accented romantic comedy romp of infidelity and animal attraction [that hinges on] your personal threshold for average, of-the-moment romantic comedies."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"It seems like several articles from FHM all rolled up into one. At least just reading the articles would have been a lot more entertaining."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"The character can only exist among silly, somewhat desperate women. This makes the willing suspension of disbelief a tad tougher for half the viewing populace."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
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