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Two of the members of popular boy band 'N Sync make their feature acting debuts with this light romantic comedy. Lance Bass stars as shy Kevin Gibbons, an advertising executive in Chicago who's notoriously maladroit at dealing with the opposite sex. After a chance encounter with his dream girl (Emmanuelle Chriqui) aboard the El train, Kevin forgets to ask for her name and phone number and plasters the Windy City with posters seeking his lost love connection. Kevin's quest to find the mystery girl soon attracts the attention of a newspaper reporter and he becomes a media darling,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An innocuous romantic comedy about missed connections, like Serendipity for people who can't vote yet."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Harmless romantic and musical hijinks abound, and sentimentality prevails."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"Dull story, some vulgar humor in Lance Bass romance."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Let's put it this way - there are bad movies, really bad movies, and there's On the Line."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Things get more and more saccharine just about every time anyone opens their mouth."
‑ Bruce Deachman, Ottawa Citizen
"Less a romance than a feature-length plug for 'N Sync and its personalities."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"On the Line tries too hard to be everything to everyone. And as the saying goes, when you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one."
‑ Pam Sitt, Seattle Times
"This movie is so loopy and simplistic, you question the inspiration behind such a sappy farce."
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"Plays like a Freddie Prinze Jr. movie without Freddie Prinze Jr. And wouldn't you know, that turns out to be a good thing."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"With wide-eyed innocence and without a visible smidgen of acting talent, Bass smiles his way through the movie."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Certainly, you could find far more unpleasant ways to while away 85 minutes."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"The movie has some clumsy dialogue and awkward turns, but the picture is brisk and likable."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"For his character being such a die-hard Cubs fan, [Lance] Bass throws a baseball like an 8-year-old girl."
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"The film delivers on its admittedly modest mission -- to painlessly effect a pop star's transition to movie actor -- despite being not very subtle."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"If any of these characters had even a double-digit IQ, there'd be no movie."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
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