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"All About Steve" was about a lot more than Steve. It was an entertaining movie that poked fun at the media and what they will do to get a story. The fake news stories that are covered bordered on ridiculous.
3 out of 4 stars
Thomas Haden Church was hilarious as the reporter who will do anything, including feeding into the delusions of Mary (Sandra Bullock) that Steve is the love of her life, to become an anchor on the fictional cable news channel for which he works. Bullock was charming and funny as the oddball Mary.
The movie had a great message about being yourself and finding love with a person who is normal to you whatever that normal may be.
- Laurel Grams, Lawrenceville
2 1/2 stars out of 4
Although the movie was incredibly slow at the beginning, "All About Steve" had several hilarious scenes. The movie definitely got better as it went. The little witticisms interjected at perfectly timed moments made up for the slow progress of the plot.
While this was not Sandra Bullock's typical role, she did a great job playing the obnoxious single girl still living at home.
Actually, my favorite character was Norm the Truck Driver, played by M. C. Gainey. Even though he was only in a few scenes, his facial expressions and dry comments were the best in the movie. Even though this movie will probably not be nominated for any awards, it is a great comedy that enables the viewer to get away from it all for a couple of hours of stress-relieving laughter.
- Tami L. Barratt, Lawrenceville
2 1/2 stars out of 4
Though not an award-winning movie, this film was still cute in its own way and entertaining overall.
Sandra Bullock, as a crossword puzzle creator, Mary, nails her part and is fun to watch with all her unusual quirks and on her mission to be there for Steve. Steve, who is played great by Bradley Cooper, has some funny and great expressions. The supporting cast does well also.
It is not as predictable as one might expect and is a decent chick flick to watch on a relaxing night. I also liked the positive message about finding people who accept the true you.
- Cindy Evans, Duluth