'Til There Was You
'Til There Was You (1997)

This romantic comedy is the first film from two television veterans, writer Winnie Holzman and director Scott Winant. Gwen Moss (Jeanne Tripplehorn) is a writer working on the life story of former child actress Francesca Lanfield (Sarah… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 30, 1997
DVD Release Date: December 11, 2001
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Critic Score: 5% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Utterly bereft of romance or humor, 'Til There Was You is a singularly misguided attempt at romantic comedy.

John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

I had mixed feelings about the slow ride, but one thing is certain: This film could have been a lot stronger if it was a lot simpler.

John Hartl
Seattle Times

Alas, first-time director Scott Winant and screenwriter Winnie Holzman rarely get beyond the cuteness of the story's structure.

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Michael Ollove
Baltimore Sun

Very little is amusing in all of this; the lighting is murky, the sound is mumbly, and will someone please tell the piano player to knock it off?

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

It tries for fizzy, but there's hardly a bubble in it.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

I was not surprised to discover in the press notes that the movie ''has a touch of autobiography.'' The film's irritating insistence on parading its sensitivity gave the game away.

Leah Rozen
People Magazine

Its stars, young, sexy performers all, deserve a better vehicle.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

When will someone realize that sexy Sarah Jessica Parker is pure comic gold and start writing movies that give her a chance to glisten? She's the only spice in this too-sweet romantic comedy.

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

With its clotted script, art direction that's all splash and no style, and dialogue that's too nakedly calculated to facilitate identification), this tedious and confused movie points several characters in obvious directions.

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Jo Berry
Radio Times

The woeful miscasting of Jeanne Tripplehorn sabotages this romantic comedy about two people who are destined to meet but who contrive to keep missing each other.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Cassie Hill
Good movie. I enjoyed it alot. Great peformances by Jeanne Tripplhhorn, Dylan McDermott, Jennifer Aniston and Sarah Jessica Parker. You should rent this… More