What Love Is

What Love Is
What Love Is
  • R
  • 1h 28m
  • 2007
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It's Valentine's Day and Tom (Oscar(r) winner Cuba Gooding Jr. -1996 Best Supporting Actor, Jerry Maguire) has big plans. He's about to get engaged and has a surprise party planned to share the good news with friends. But things take a turn for the worse... Tom returns home only to discover his girlfriend has packed up and left him. Now, instead of a surprise party, the surprise is on Tom. Fortunately, his friends - and a group of beautiful women - are there to help him make sense of it all in this bold romantic comedy about men, women and that crazy little thing called love. Also starring Anne Heche, Gina Gershon, Sean Astin and Matthew Lillard.
© 2006 What Love Is, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper

Shrill, abrasive, cartoonishly over-the-top and badly titled.

June 21, 2017
Seattle Times
Ted Fry

It could be that What Love Is is what lovers of either gender can like, thanks to equal parts miso...

June 21, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle
Peter Hartlaub

Gooding is solid in the leading-man role. He has some of the best lines, and he's pretty much the...

June 21, 2017
Los Angeles Times
Mark Olsen

Now and then there is something strangely right about films this defiantly wrongheaded, but What L...

June 21, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times
Paige Wiser

What Love Is overflows with mind-numbing patter, bizarrely delivered with the arch formality of Da...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Graphic-yet-boring rom-com turns off teens and up.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this mature romantic comedy is made up almost entirely of explicit conversations about sex and relationships. There are detailed analyses of sex acts, love-gone-wrong tales, and general complaints about couplehood. Women are referred to as "hos," men are sized up by their genitalia, and seductions are attempted. Though it aspires to confront stereotypes of men and women, the film winds up cementing them, which may be troubling even for older teens.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:March 23, 2007
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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