And So It Goes
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There are a million reasons not to like realtor Oren Little (Michael Douglas), and that's just the way he likes it. Willfully obnoxious to anyone who might cross his path, he wants nothing more than to sell one last house and retire in peace and quiet -- until his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter (Sterling Jerins) he never knew existed and turns his life upside-down. Clueless about how to care for a sweet, abandoned nine-year-old, he pawns her off on his determined and lovable neighbor Leah (Diane Keaton) and tries to resume his life uninterrupted. But little by little,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

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"Everything about the movie is as uninspired as the title."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"And So It Goes never goes quite far enough, in any direction."
‑ Nick Schager, Village Voice
"... has some modest charm but overall remains mired in obvious plotting and cheap sentimentality."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Hollywood seems to have belatedly realised where a lot of disposable income is located."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"Douglas and Keaton do just as well with the romantic angle, mostly because he's so adept at dispelling any whiff of mawkishness. Oren's essential orneriness remains, no matter what, and the film turns out to be a lot of fun because of him."
‑ Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
"[A] depressingly monotonous Rob Reiner-directed comedy starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton."
‑ Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly
"This film is the cinematic equivalent of comfort food."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"Everything seems to work out so perfectly here that the film is less about life's rich rewards and more about light-hearted convenience."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"When not saddled by the awkward narrative, Keaton and Douglas reveal a pleasing chemistry, though neither are doing anything new: Douglas growls while Keaton smiles, cries and sings."
‑ Colin Fraser, FILMINK (Australia)
"I was absolutely appalled at Michael Douglas' performance in this and I thought he was really so unconvincing but... I think this screenplay is so bad that it's hard for any of those actors to make anything out of it."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"And So It Goes may touch the frayed heartstrings of some older viewers, but it's pretty bad - the failed attempt to Heimlich a venerable movie genre."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"As generic as its title."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"...a pedestrian narrative that remains both predictable and uninvolving at virtually every turn..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It's great to see another romantic comedy/drama pitched at older audiences (they're often overlooked) but And So It Goes fails to creates something that is both memorable and meaningful."
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
"Whatever happened to Rob Reiner?... [He] seems utterly disengaged as he ploddingly assembles a film whose potential is never realised."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
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