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'Til There Was You
This romantic comedy is the first film from two television veterans, writer Winnie Holzman and director Scott Winant. Gwen Moss (Jeanne Tripplehorn) is a writer working on the life story of former child actress Francesca Lanfield (Sarah Jessica Parker), who is recovering from drug addiction. Nick Dawkan (Dylan McDermott) is an architect working on a housing development that will require razing Gwen's beloved vintage apartment. Gwen frequently visits a restaurant designed by Nick, but she never meets him. In the meantime, she is romantically rebuffed by a college professor (Ken Olin), who… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 5%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I had mixed feelings about the slow ride, but one thing is certain: This film could have been a lot stronger if it was a lot simpler."
‑ John Petrakis, Chicago Tribune
"Alas, first-time director Scott Winant and screenwriter Winnie Holzman rarely get beyond the cuteness of the story's structure."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"Very little is amusing in all of this; the lighting is murky, the sound is mumbly, and will someone please tell the piano player to knock it off?"
‑ Michael Ollove, Baltimore Sun
"Coincidence follows coincidence as the story moves predictably toward its pre-determined ending. But not before Winant and Holzman parade an annoying array of thinly drawn eccentrics and weirdos across the screen by way of fleshing things out."
‑ Dennis King, Tulsa World
"Bad romantic comedies with sappy characters aren't always without merit, since we cynics can at least use them to further our conviction that love isn't worth the trouble. But this bad romantic comedy is merely bad."
‑ Rob Nelson, Boston Phoenix
"It tries for fizzy, but there's hardly a bubble in it."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"I was not surprised to discover in the press notes that the movie ''has a touch of autobiography.'' The film's irritating insistence on parading its sensitivity gave the game away."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Its stars, young, sexy performers all, deserve a better vehicle."
‑ Leah Rozen, People Magazine
"Sometimes funny but often plodding."
‑ Jean Hacklander, Christian Science Monitor
"Graceless star Tripplehorn -- who's called upon to execute a painful series of pratfalls in a high-tech restaurant -- is not a natural comedian, and overall the movie is awkward and leaden."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"When will someone realize that sexy Sarah Jessica Parker is pure comic gold and start writing movies that give her a chance to glisten? She's the only spice in this too-sweet romantic comedy."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"With its clotted script, art direction that's all splash and no style, and dialogue that's too nakedly calculated to facilitate identification), this tedious and confused movie points several characters in obvious directions."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"The woeful miscasting of Jeanne Tripplehorn sabotages this romantic comedy about two people who are destined to meet but who contrive to keep missing each other."
‑ Joanna Berry, Radio Times
"'Til There Was You is a rarity -- a film in which absolutely nothing works. Nothing. Not one redeeming performance. Not one convincing moment. Not one solid laugh."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"The film's real irony is that Gwen and Nick are so annoying that they deserve each other."
‑ Leonard Schwarz, Palo Alto Weekly
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