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A brilliant crossword-puzzle designer travels across the country in hopes of convincing a CCN cameraman that the pair is meant to be together, only to find her quest taking an unexpected turn in this ... read more read more...romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, andThomas Haden Church. Despite the fact that she has only gone on one short date with the man, a love-struck puzzle creator becomes enamored with a successful cameraman and follows him to a series of media events in hopes that the feeling is mutual. While she is saddened to discover that it is not, she soon becomes involved with a group of misfits who selflessly accept her at face value. First-time feature filmmaker Phil Traill directs a screenplay penned by License to Wed scribe Kim Barker. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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135 critics

DVD Release Date: December 22, 2009

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  • January 17, 2014
    It really is a wonder how these scripts get a green-light. Mild laughs. Cooper is hot. Mostly offensive jokes though.
  • July 30, 2011
    Okay, I am not going to say this was a good movie, but I still don't get the hate on it. I actually kind of liked Sandra's weird girl character here. It gets dull in the middle, and it's not the happy ending you go into a rom com expecting, but it had a message of self acceptan... read morece to it that I really liked. There is no big make over moment, and it doesn't matter, because she was cute all along - in her own way. I also liked DJ Qualls here and Thomas Haden Church.
  • June 23, 2011
    Loved it! Don't understand why Sandra Bullock got a Razzie for this? Amazing film and so funny. She plays a bunny boiler extremely well and yet funny too. It's such a hard thing to do and she does it perfectly. Sends out a postive message and the end is magnificent. A must see! I... read moregnore the bad reviews. A great film!
  • August 11, 2010
    Not much to say... other than it takes 1.5 hours to get through it. To say it is a cute movie is strech.
  • August 10, 2010
    well this was kind of those romcom movies that you know is going to be rubbish and this film certainly doesnt disappoint!
    Although i like its originality and its not like your typical jennifer aniston romcom it still doesnt interest you enough to watch it again or remember it!
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    Sandra bullock is amazing and i do like her character in this, she is vaguely amusing in this film, but when you have bullock who can do the comedy and bradly cooper who are both funny it makes you wonder why this isnt!

    on the case it says what happens when the proposal meets the hangover ? two hilarious movies produce a poor and unfunny movie!
  • July 29, 2010
    only a few funny parts but overall a waste of my time. C-
  • July 29, 2010
    Hilarious comedy that had me laughing the whole movie. I don't know why people didn't like this movie because it was great. Give this movie a try & you might like it, because I did.
  • July 28, 2010
    Bad acting, bad script, bad ending, bad boots. I wish it could have worked, but it didn't. Points though for the last twenty minutes. Doesn't redeem the film, but makes the rest sort of worth it.
  • July 6, 2010
    this movie found me when i was kinda mopey and made my day.. it's hysterical, cute and not your typical romcom about a bad blind date. it doesn't hurt that bradley cooper is nice to look at ether. i loved it!
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    March 7, 2010
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    By all means, there is absolutely no humor anywhere! It is definately the worst film of the year, however, that being said: It is soo ridiculous that it is actually laughable. It is 100% a guilty pleasure, but a horrible one!

Critic Reviews


Ella Taylor
May 28, 2013
Ella Taylor, NPR

All About Steve is a messy assemblage of clumsy sight gags, winking reaction shots and disingenuous populist genuflection to the idea that there's no such thing as normal. We all see a little bit of M... Full Review

Kyle Smith
May 28, 2013
Kyle Smith, New York Post

Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy review. Full Review

Christy Lemire
May 28, 2013
Christy Lemire, Associated Press

Just when it seems All About Steve couldn't grow any more insufferable, it turns strangely sentimental. Full Review

Tom Huddlestone
January 15, 2010
Tom Huddlestone, Time Out

Mary is a memorable comic creation for all the wrong reasons: glibly written, offensively characterised and bizarrely dressed, she's the classic screwball ditz taken to grotesque and at times unwatcha... Full Review

Cliff Doerksen
September 21, 2009
Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader

Packaged as a romantic comedy but devoid of comedy or romance, this baffling train wreck stars Sandra Bullock as a tediously kooky constructor of crossword puzzles for a Sacramento newspaper. Full Review

Chuck Wilson
September 10, 2009
Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly

[A] refreshingly quirky comedy. Full Review

Hank Sartin
September 9, 2009
Hank Sartin, Time Out New York

A talented director might have made Bullock seem like a comic genius, but Phil Traill has no control over tone, leaving the audience unsure whether to laugh or cry. Full Review

A.O. Scott
September 8, 2009
A.O. Scott, At the Movies

It's dreadful. Full Review

Lisa Schwarzbaum
September 4, 2009
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

Oops, sorry, we're not supposed to think of Mary as mentally ill, psychologically unbalanced, or any of those painful things, just full of gumption and sunny determination. Full Review

Tom Long
September 4, 2009
Tom Long, Detroit News

A screwball comedy missing more than a few crucial screws. Full Review

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