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All About Steve

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sandra Bullock plays a stalker in unappealing romcom.

Movie PG-13 2009 99 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 13+

Good movie for teens and adults

There is sexual content and brief strong language. There is one sexual scene in a vehicle and a lot of sexual references. The word p*ssy is used.
age 2+



Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (20 ):

Without denying the considerable comic talent of Bullock and Cooper (for proof, see their far better comedies The Proposal and The Hangover), this film is neither funny nor romantic. Instead of seeming nerdy cute like so many male protagonists in romantic comedies, Mary just seems stunted and desperate. It's disingenuous to believe that a walking encyclopedia who loves words so much would be so shallow. One meaningless tussle in the back of a car does not a romance make.

Bullock, so charming even in her lesser films, can't save this nearly unwatchable mess. Cooper does his best acting either put-upon or crazed, and Church earns the movie an extra star for actually eliciting a few laughs. His ambitious, arrogant reporter is a caricature, sure, but he's a welcome break from the train wreck that is Mary and Steve.

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