Based on 42 votes and 18 reviews
could have been a better movie. Storyline was dull and flat. Jokes far and few between if any.
I enjoyed it far more than the poor reviews made me believe I would. But, ditto on the distracting f-bombs and the script was light. Still worth seeing if not just to support a blossoming producer.
A steaming worthless pile of cow dung.
Love these actors, but the script was so dull...missed the mark for me.
Great entertainment! Serious, funny and loved it!
While the film is enjoyable the script is not exceptional. Mindy Kaling, as producer, writer and star is not bad but it is not edgy and here are no big laughs, although there is a tear or two. It is Emma Thompson who over shadows a good cast. It is her performance, a little like last year’s, The Wife, that propels the movie. Certainly hope people remember the film by the time Oscar nominations roll around.
nice and funny movie
Super hilarious! Must see!
Might have been funny if this had come out 30 years ago but the story lines and humor were so dated it sounded like something off a 90's something sitcom.
movie was against everything i'm for-left about half way thru. bad flick.
Not good, not bad, it was somewhat entertaining. Mainly because Emma Thompson is such a great actress, but the story was boring. Mindy Kaling is not really an actor, she doesn't have any star quality and should be kept to very minor roles. Nor is she great with writing scripts apparently.
You know when you go see a movie and forget about it almost immediately? That’s this movie. It’s not bad - it has good actors in it. It’s just forgettable, and not necessarily something you would recommend to your friends. That being said, if you feel like a night out at the movies, this will probably do the trick.
Worth Good script good actors
Emma Thompson was the draw despite the ratings; how could this not be good? When it was over, I could only ask why the movie had been made. Neither comedic nor tragic, it was no more than a sad comment on the lives of a few people who are really little different from most of us. All in all, a disappointing way to have spent a Saturday night. Wish I'd gone to see "Hotel Mumbai" again; that would have been a far better investment.
This movie WAS very funny & had some good teaching lessons, also. However, I could not stand all the bad language throughout.
A film like this with it's premise would have been original if it had come out say 25 years ago but the humor was dated and the characters stereotypical as was the plot and had the feel of a early 90's tv sitcom. I can't recommend the film.
A very good movie. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great screenplay by Mindy Kaling. Stellar cast with great performances. Lots of laughs. One of the movies of the year to go to watch, a must-see. Entertaining throughout. Was very satisfied after having gone to see this. Recommend it highly.