Born Romantic
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In modern-day London, three men and three women fall in and out of love and back again, to the Greek-chorus accompaniment of two cab drivers (Ian Hart and John Thomson), who engage in an ongoing conversation about sex. In one pairing, Eleanor (Olivia Williams), a sophisticated and slightly anal art restorer, is pitted against Frankie (Craig Ferguson), a smartly dressed divorcee who still shares a flat with his bitter ex-wife. The two meet one night at a salsa club, and a caustic attraction soon flourishes. Another pairing sees Mo (Jane Horrocks), a tough, love-'em-and-leave-'em… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Is whimsicality the last refuge of the mediocre?"
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"One can't fend off the feeling that we've been here before, and with some regularity."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"... a rare romantic comedy that gets both the romance and the comedy right."
‑ Ted Murphy,
"Another example of the unfortunate trend toward sentimentality in British films."
‑ Shlomo Schwartzberg, Boxoffice Magazine
"This amiable -- albeit predictable -- film eventually gets its groove on by mining the comedy of this offbeat ensemble."
‑ , E! Online
"Only sporadically entertaining."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Except for Jimmy ... these are not very interesting folks and, at first, it's hard to keep them all straight or even care."
‑ Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News
"Wonderfully written."
‑ Shirley Sealy, Film Journal International
"Kane simply piles quirks ... on top of clichés."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"In spite of its artlessness, you'll leave smiling and smooching your significant other."
‑ Dave White, IFilm
"The first contemporary romantic comedy I've seen in years that feels as if it's made by a real human being for other real human beings."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"In its own modest, genial terms, the picture succeeds."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Like the salsa music that provides the musical backdrop, this pleasantly low-key rom-com proves to be smoothly seductive."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Some of this is funny, most of it just fills space, and the best dancing is done by obvious professionals, not the actors."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"It's all fun and games, basically, but a pleasing diversion for those who can wade through the thick London accents."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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