The Opposite Sex And How To Live With Them
The Opposite Sex And How To Live With Them (1993)

A spoof of modern dating trends spotlights a mismatched Boston couple (Arye Gross, Courteney Cox). Eli: Kevin Pollak. Zoe: Julie Brown. Kenneth: Mitch Ryan. Frieda: Mitzi McCall. Rabbi: Jack Carter. Irv: Phil Bruns. Directed by Matthew… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1993
DVD Release Date: September 22, 1993
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Despite valiant efforts by a game Kevin Pollak to liven up this tired romantic comedy, only the patient should appreciate the gross humor and sophomoric plot.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Everything in this feebly written (by screenwriter Noah Stern), blandly staged (by director Matthew Meshekoff) film seems to have been recycled from some earlier movie or television show.

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Pamela Bruce
Austin Chronicle

This mess of a film isn't remotely entertaining. It only perpetuates generic social myths in the place of presenting fresh, insightful social satire. In short, it's more hellish than a blind date.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

When a battle-of-the-sexes comedy has one combatant complaining that the other never caps the toothpaste tube, there's bound to be a shortage of new thinking.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is the kind of movie where nothing that is done, said, thought or performed bears any relationship to anyone you have ever met.

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Christopher Null

Hardly a classic, but Brown and Pollak provide decent comic relief.

James Berardinelli

This may not be the most slickly-produced or original motion picture of the year, but it has a great deal more bite than most films that place themselves in the same genre.

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TV Guide

This romantic comedy covers familiar ground in an entertaining fashion, helped by an enjoyable cast.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

A dreadful semi-off-the-wall romantic comedy, which is a rehash of many other bad romantic comedies.

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