"Streep plays an icon of an accomplished, radiant woman....Baldwin draws on his bank account of viewer love for his brilliant work on NBC's 30 ROCK to play a rich, assertive lawyer..." -- Grade: B-
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (12/18/2009)
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] smart, sophisticated and downright hilarious comedy. Movies don't get any funnier than this -- at least the ones made for thinking adults."
Box Office - Pete Hammond (12/16/2009)
"There's funny stuff here. We like everybody."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (12/23/2009)
"Ms. Streep, mugging wildly if winningly, takes this character and makes you love her, just as Mr. Baldwin does with Jake..."
New York Times - Manohla Dargis (12/25/2009)
"[The film] boasts a clever central premise and an enjoyably self-effacing comic turn by Alec Baldwin."
Variety - Todd McCarthy (12/10/2009)
"Streep is a vision of mature loveliness, a smart, sexy mom who always knows the right things to say to the kids and how to extricate herself from embarrassing situations."
Hollywood Reporter - Kirk Honeycutt (12/10/2009)
3 stars out of 5 -- "Martin flaunts his sensitive side; John Krasinski slyly pinches scenes...but the film belongs to its leads. Both gamely play up their physical flaws while sharing a tingly, tickly chemistry."
Total Film - Matthew Leyland (12/21/2009)
"[T]he actors are consistently expert....And Baldwin, the consummate scene-stealer, goes comic devilry one better by adding a touching human dimension."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (01/21/2010)
"[A] very grown-up -- and very funny -- love story....[The comedy] manages to be both light on its feet and heavy enough to deliver something of a message."
Washington Post (12/25/2009)
"[A] lively romantic comedy....[Meyers] has a knack for subverting the conventions of her genre..."
Sight and Sound - Sight and Sound Critic (03/01/2010)