The grouchy, reclusive author (Jeff Daniels) of an enormously popular book on spirituality falls in love with his sunny chiropractor (Lauren Graham).
" The improbable romance between the two stars is a stretch, but their chemistry is undeniable. Unfortunately, much of the film is too implausible to forgive. "
" While The Answer Man has a meandering pace and ultimately goes precisely where you think it will, first-timer Hindman makes the journey pleasant among these literate and interesting folk. "
" Unwittingly, a much darker and more interesting movie flits just out of reach, as Juno's playful Olivia Thirlby and the snidely compelling Kat Dennings make impressions on the periphery. "
" Never shows enough passion to be interestingly bad. "
" The Answer Man is one of those modestly diverting motion pictures that's as sweet as cotton candy -- and as insubstantial. "
" It almost felt like the characters weren't really reciting dialogue that came from them but rather just simply memorizing it off the script. "
" The implausible Answer Man offers little clarity but plenty of far-fetched scenarios and credibility-defying coincidences. "
" Arlen's salvation plays out with tender cloying predictability, though Lauren Graham, as the chiropractor who falls for him, has more spark than the movie deserves. "
" You have a likable cast, an engaging enough story with a few moments of both humor and emotional honesty. "
" A promising premise and some very good actors are smothered in goo in The Answer Man. "
" The debut from writer-director John Hindman features a premise that sounds an awful lot like As Good As It Gets, except the script isn't as sharp. "
" I could see the sparks flying, but they were being generated by my back teeth. "
" Daniels' Faber can be a curmudgeon one moment and a charmer the next, and it's hard to accept the notion that Graham's level-headed gal wouldn't instantly see through his act and show him the door. "
" The Answer Man is a perfect example of an Intelligent Bad Movie, easy to take, promising along the way ... And then things start to go wrong. "
" This two-bit echo of The Accidental Tourist is a preachy pill that wastes the genial, funny Jeff Daniels and the criminally underused Lauren Graham. "
" Its crackly sarcasm and smart talk turn out to be simply coating for a soft, icky, center. "
" An unpretentious, subtle story of one man's redemption. "
" How much more interesting is a film like (500) Days of Summer, which is about the complexities of life, in comparison with this one, which cheerfully cycles through the cliches. "
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