Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Predictable romantic comedy lacks kid appeal.

PG-13 2005 95 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 15 reviews

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age 11+

Really funny movie about love

I loved this movie! I thought the actresses and actors were great. There was a mixture of fun, emotion, suspense and drama in the movie. Its a great light family movie when you're just in the mood of watching something light, enjoyable and fun. There is almost no inappropriate stuff, there is just a drop of violence when she and her mother in law are slapping each other.

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age 6+

Of relationships

Overall, there are many good things/messages A caring Son, who does a good balancing act between his mother and his would be wife ! He also chooses his life partner wisely , not for money or status but for character and of course looks ! Many may find fault with his silence on many issues but that is exactly the right way to diffuse a situation and avoid taking sides ! And last but very important is the brilliant performance of Jaylo who, derevedly takes the centre stage , by her charm and screen presence And not to be missed is the way JaneFonda handled a very negative character, what a mother in law should not be, superbly ! On the whole the movie can be judged as a meaningful entertainer!

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