Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Movie Review: All About Steve


Sandra Bullock plays the part of Mary Horowitz, a quirky, love-starved, crossword puzzle constructor who, attacks a hunky cable news cameraman, Steve, during a record short blind date. Her character is not at all believable. She's supposed to be overly intelligent, yet she cannot see how foolishly she consistently behaves.


Many mishaps occur during adventurous travels as Steve chases news stories, and Mary chases Steve.

The film is filled with close-ups of Bullock smiling and with close-ups of Bullock laughing with her head thrown back. If you are a big fan of her pretty face, this movie is worth your dollars. Johnny and I did laugh--and laugh loudly during several spots. However, there was way too much needless profanity, and the plot is a weak one. For these reasons, I'd say wait to rent it or better yet, see it for free on TV.


15 comments:

Lorrie said...

I'm glad to read your review Sally--you concur with what the newspaper reviewers are saying--that this movie is not so great. I really like Sandra Bullock a lot, so I'm sorry to hear that this movie isn't a good one. I won't be going to the movies to see this one!

Cindy said...

I'm glad you reviewed this movie, as my Mother like Sandra and I was going to take her. Happy Tuesday.
Cindy

Coloradolady said...

I thought this might be the case...this saved me about $30.00 bucks...thanks Sally!

sara said...

thanks for the heads up! I was wondering if this would be good or not...I didn't really think the trailers were that good.

squawmama said...

Ok Sally I will do just that... I love Sandra Bullock but it really didn't look great in the previews either... Have a wonderful day & thanks for the review...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Darlene said...

Thanks for the review. I had heard it wasn't that great! Too bad cause we love Sandra Bullock!

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks Sally!!

This sounds good!! I hate theaters anyway and need the DVD for closed caption. I do like Sandra Bullock though. If you read the Kinsey Millhone books by Sue Grafton, don't you think she's play a marv Kinsey??

xoxo
Janie

April said...

I read a review about that movie in the paper the other day and it got an "F". Not sure if I care to see it for that reason.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Thanks for the review !
Diane

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sandra Bullock has always made mediocre movies for the most part. All of the ratings have been bad I think to this movie, but mark my words, people will pay good money to go... What's up with that???? ha

Thanks for the review.
Hugs,
Betsy

salmagundi said...

We just saw Julie/Julia yesterday, and saw the previews of the Steve movie. Even the previews seemed phony to me - don't think I'll be spending any money to see it. Sally

Dawn said...

I just about never go to the movies. I think if I decide to watch this I will wait until it is on tv for free. With that said, I did take Tim to the movies for his birthday and saw the preview for another Sandra Bullock movie that looks very good. Sadly, I can't remember the name of it.

take care,
Dawn

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I have heard similar reviews from others. I do like Sandra Bullock, so I'm sorry this movie sounds like such a flop. Thanks for the review. I will wait for the t.v. version, because that's what Sally advised. laurie

Susie Q said...

Thanks for the review Sally! I was hoping it would be good but must say, from what the trailer looked like, AND the reviews, we will pass. Phooey. I so love a good romantic comedy bit this probably isn't a GOOD one! *grin*
Love,
Sue

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I almost went to see this today, thanks for the warning!