America's Sweethearts
America's Sweethearts (2001)

For an awkward, self-conscious girl like Kiki, being the personal assistant to a beautiful mega-star like Gwen isn't easy. But when she dutifully accepts the task of helping Gwen and her estranged mega-star husband Eddie make it through… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 20, 2001
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite its famous cast, the movie lacks sympathetic characters and is only funny in spurts.

Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly

The film isn't just banal, it's aggressively, arrogantly banal.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Both harmlessly cynical and deeply fatuous.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

So-so sitcom-like story of estranged movie stars.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

The kind of flick that gives fluff a good name.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

America's Sweethearts is a balloon, all right -- a lead one.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews egregiously bland piece of work that ultimately makes certain sitcoms look deep by comparison.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

The premise falters along with much of the shtick.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

A boring, brain-dead flop.

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Emanuel Levy

Lacking originality or true wit, this mildly amusing but utterly banal comedy again demonstrates that Joe Roth is not much of a director and that Billy Crystal can do only one thing as an actor--be Billy Crystal.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
An all-star cast, indeed, but the film is lackluster in comedy even in romance. America's Sweethearts is a rom-com that does no favors in providing… More
Bethany Murphy
Was better than I expected it to be. Another must see film! I quite liked Catherine Zeta Jones in this as well.
Lucas Martins
Interesting concept to a satire, but a very unfunny screenplay, and just make us lose a good time seeing more one dumb romantic comedy with famous making fun of… More
Kevin M. Williams
a lil fun schticking hollywood romance, schtupping hollywood, and schlepping our psyches along for the ride. good clean fun, billy crystal style.
Manu Gino
A comedy about celebrity, family and other forms of insanity. Not bad but not so good either. America's Sweethearts is one of those movies where if… More
Conner Rainwater
It's about as good as you're going to get with the typical romantic comedy formula. It has a great cast that work well off each other, but it is… More