The movie is made livelier by its bit players -- King, Murphy, Lupe Ontiveros as Lucia's bigoted grandma, Anna Maria Horseford as Marcus's grandmother, Shannyn Sossamon as one of Whitaker's airhead girlfriends, and, best of all, Anjelah Johnson as Lucia's car-mechanic sister. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe.
A pleasant but inconsequential comedy, awkward for the actors, and contrived from beginning to end. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times.
We know to a certainty what will happen. More to the point, the writers know that we know. But here's the intriguing bit: They don't care. Rather, their job as diligent Tinseltown hacks is simply to devise ways of filling up the remaining 90 minutes. Reviewed by: Rick Groen of The Globe and Mail (Toronto).
Might've made for a progressive film if director and co-writer Rick Famuyiwa (Brown Sugar) hadn't pandered to the lowest common denominator with brainless screwball laughs. Reviewed by: Aaron Hills of The Village Voice.
Parents need to know that this imperfect, but heartfelt family-friendly film attempts to address a challenging subject: interracial marriage. In doing so, it doesn’t quite steer clear of clichés, but does entertain while at least partly moving the discussion forward. Stereotyping (including making jokes about Latinos' ability to speak English) dilutes what could’ve made this into a thought-provoking comedy about race. There's some swearing (including "s--t"), social drinking (and one scene of drunkeness), and a bit of kissing and groping between adults. Reviewed by: Common Sense Media.
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