About Adam
About Adam (2000)

Gerard Stembridge directs this charming comedy about a handsome stranger who wreaks havoc on an entire family. Pub torch singer Lucy Owen (Kate Hudson) falls for Adam (Stuart Townsend) as soon as she lays eyes on him. Tired of a string of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 28, 2000
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although some of the characters' motivation may not be that clear, the movie is still a funny and sexy charmer.

Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

While the film strives to prove its cool, it's also built on [an] insufferably antique idea.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Stembridge keeps things bustling along at a lively enough pace to deflect any introspective focus on the matchups that are never presented as relationships, only flings.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Charming, explicit love story for mature teens.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Townsend ... makes quite an impression in the title role.

Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

A glowing Hudson radiates high spirits, and Mr. Townsend ... makes his chameleon character seem credible.

Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)

It's smart, it knows its audience can join dots and it actually makes you think about - and not just laugh at - the messes that people get themselves in over four letters.

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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

Stembridge makes the twists as pleasantly surprising as the dawning realization that you've gone from judge to accomplice.

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

For his part Townsend does Adam with a lightness of touch that fits in with the film's cheery view of his unscrupulousness.

Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

An airy, accented romantic comedy romp of infidelity and animal attraction [that hinges on] your personal threshold for average, of-the-moment romantic comedies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Steven Carrier
Every once and a while they let Kate Hudson be in a good movie ("Almost Famous," "Dr. T & the Women," "The Skeleton Key,"… More
Remi Logan
This movie was HILARIOUS! Stuart, you ROCK!!
Leo L
A favorite.