Imagine Me & You 2005

Critics score:
32 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Connie Ogle, Miami Herald: A tepid sort of romantic comedy, with lengthy stretches during which nothing much happens punctuated by bouts of paralyzing boredom or, on rare occasions, random but fleeting hilarity. Read more

Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times: The characters never really emerge as individuals; they're pretty puppets, moving through their prescribed paces. Read more

Allison Benedikt, Chicago Tribune: I guess there's something progressive going on when a lesbian love story gets to be just as dreadful and tacky as most straight ones. Read more

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: If you're in the mood for a moonstruck trifle with a drizzly London setting, this might not be such a bad choice. All that's required is that you be as open-minded as the movie is open-hearted. Read more

Nathan Rabin, AV Club: Imagine Me & You shamelessly embraces every romantic-comedy cliche in the book. Read more

Bill Muller, Arizona Republic: Although Imagine Me & You (never much liked that song) tries to tap into a popular theme, we never believe that Rachel and Luce are the slightest bit interested in one another. Read more

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: Read more

Michael Booth, Denver Post: There are more imaginative movies, I suppose; but there are also worse ways to spend a gloomy afternoon than in a London photo-shopped to perfection. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: Congratulations are in order for Rachel's sexual awakening, but we might as well applaud the dull girl for falling in love with the nearest bunch of lilies rather than the florist. Read more

Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press: Parker never gets in hugging distance of the clever wittiness of Love Actually, and the screenplay makes its featherweight American predecessor Kissing Jessica Stein seem like Edward Albee. Read more

Matt Weitz, Dallas Morning News: The characterizations are wooden, the interaction maudlin and the plot totally predictable. Read more

Tim Grierson, L.A. Weekly: ... while the film's tasty London settings add a whiff of elegance, Parker's confection collapses because we never believe Rachel and Luce as destined soul mates. The blame rests entirely with Perabo's meager performance. Read more

John Anderson, Newsday: Parker's frothy relationship drama/comedy of manners throws a few curves into the rec room of romantic triangles. Read more

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: A surprisingly old-fashioned romantic comedy, a film of lovely British parks, of antiques auctions and cluttered, lived-in homes and very good-looking 30-or-so's trying to be sophisticated. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Romantic comedies don't get more generic than this one. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Most of the running time is devoted to sitcom devices involving family members, friends, double meanings, close escapes and sincere heart-to-hearts. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: An innocuous, fluffy little nothing of an almost-pleasant movie. Read more

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: As formulaic as a trigonometry textbook. Read more

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Read more

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: Everything has its rightful place, everyone has their happy purpose, and you can't help but grin at the sheer winning symmetry of the thing. Read more

Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star: As nice as it is to imagine popular movies depicting lesbian relationships without guilt or trauma, Imagine Me&You ultimately trips over its own daft enthusiasm. Read more

Edward Lawrenson, Time Out: The American Perabo (doing a good English accent) and Headey are likable leads -- and Goode brings a touching vulnerability to his role as the luckless Heck. Read more

Mike Clark, USA Today: Maddening politeness rules the day in this London-based comedy ... Read more

Leslie Felperin, Variety: The mainstream auds who would respond best to pic's fluffy aesthetic might balk at its Sapphic storyline, while gay and lesbian viewers will find girl-on-girl action here far too tame. Read more

Laura Sinagra, Village Voice: ... though this lesbian-themed entry in the Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral category neatly accomplishes the genre's other requirement, the ability to double as travelogue, its players are availed of precious little wit. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: Settles disappointingly for rom-com cliches. It doesn't even bother to explore its own premise. Read more