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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 16%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The sorrowing widower is a great subject for film romance; but the point is to let the girl have a proper crack at cheering him up. And, as always with love, a GSOH would help."
‑ Nina Caplan, Time Out
"Other stuff happens too, all of it strained and dull."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Too bad the filmmakers didn't realize [its] potential, and instead, decided to ignore the special relationship that these two characters could have had by throwing in a lot of irrelevant and clichťd material."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Call it a romantic comedy or romantic drama; you're still not going to giggle, your heart won't be warmed and ultimately, you'll leave unsatisfied."
‑ Perri Nemiroff,
"This very underwhelming rom-com spends far too much time on the not-so-interesting theories of the hypocritical self-help hero."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"Is this a movie or a feature-length advertisement for Qwest? We're not just talking one product placement; this brand name is nearly omnipresent."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The film is part romance, part drama, part Seattle travelogue, with Washington emerging as the only true winner. Along with the benefactors of the movie's copious product placements, that is."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"For as much as this movie tries to wrap itself around an emotionally powerful story, I felt there was a great emptiness inside."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"While there is no doubting the appeal of Eckhart and Aniston as a screen couple, their scenes together come over as decidedly slight when compared to the weightier issues raised by the movie as a whole."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
"Not content with being a romcom that's trite and shallow about love, it's gone one step further - it's trite and shallow about death, too."
‑ , Times [UK]
"Hang in there Jen. You can do better."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"Love happens. Doesn't it, though? So do other, less pleasant fragrances. This much is clear in the well-acted fraud co-written and directed, woozily, by first-time feature filmmaker Brandon Camp."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"...the movie finally packs a surprisingly resonant emotional punch..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It's awful."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"Both stars seem bemused in their parts and it is left to Martin Sheen and a pet parrot to emote. The parrot, in fact, is the best thing here."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
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