Mary Horowitz writes crossword puzzles for the Sacramento Herald. Shes loquacious to a fault. When kids at a career day make fun of her for being single, she accepts a blind date with Steve, the cameraman for a CNN-like news network. Within minutes she decides hes the man for her. Hes quickly put off by her constant verbiage and over-the-top advances he makes an off-hand remark about going on the road with her, and splits. Shes moonstruck, writes a sappy crossword puzzle, loses her job, and decides to follow him as the news team crisscrosses the Southwest Steves team eggs her on. Then she falls in a mine shaft, and she and Steve become a story is it a love story?
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The more I watch it, the more I love it. I've probably seen it 10 timesand watch it whenever it's on cable. I will likely buy it. The cast isfabulous. Sandra Bullock looks fabulous in red boots, Bradley Cooperand Thomas Haden Church shine but its Ken Jeong, DJ Qualls and KathyMixon that steal my heart. I watch it with my kids and aside from thefirst van scene (PG13) it has a great message - be true to and believein yourself. We talk about the choices Mary makes and how she reacts topeople around her. It's funny, quirky and at times heart wrenching. Italso introduced me to Nikki Costa - thank you! EVERYBODY'S GOT THATSOMETHING is the perfect song to sum up the movie.
This review is from: All About Steve (DVD) it was a horrible storyline and was not funny at all. I thought the movie was going to be funny because the trailer looked funny and its Sandra Bullock. unfortunately the movie was just bad. the woman is really obsess with the man and she becomes a stalker. thats the storyline
For the genre this movie had a different formula, while the publicfound this to be a less than a stellar movie; it might be because ithas its own personality. Sandra Bullock did a phenomenal job and hercharacter was truly colorful and fun to watch. This movie has a cast ofcharacters that make it enjoyable and the dialogue is great. I feelthat Avitar paled in comparison but I like movies that aren't whatevery other movie goer has to cram into a theater to see the openingweekend. Ratings have really been unfair lately and deter us fromwatching a movie that deserves a shot. To be honest while I gave thismovie ten stars its because the movie deserved at least a seven and itis rated below a five, watch the movie and see for yourself.
this movie is one of the worst movies ever. while watching it, my head started to hurt. save your money and dont buy the dvd, spend it on something better like a dvd of a movie that doesn't suck. this is the first time i have ever posted a review and its because this movie sucked so bad, i just had to warn everyone else.
The fact that I made it to the end of this film is a testament to howbad the other options were at the time. There was at least twice when Ialmost switched it over: a bit like when you are almost sick but notthe whole way. You kinda swallow it down and continue.The film could have just about worked if it had not been for theBullock character. Someone once famously said "never go full retard"but Bullock just did it. This character is the amalgamation of thequirkiest/kookiest/zaniest (i.e. worst) character traits from everyromcom all rolled into one hideous car crash of a performance:1. Bullock is closer to 50 than 40. The character is meant to be what?25, 30, 35?2. I feel slightly more empathy with an inanimate object.3. Who does this character appeal to? Women think her pathetic andpatronising of any women who ever walked the earth while men think hercompletely unattractive on every level. (straw poll)Awards for worst film, worst actress and worst direction 100%deservedly won.
I'm still trying to work out how this film got made. What, aside frommoney (was there anything other than Money?) that drew the talentedcast to this woeful misfire. Easily among the career low points of allconcerned this is a grand (mostly) unfunny misfire about the a mentallyunbalanced woman who makes crossword puzzles. She has a one night witha TV news camera man and then follows him across country to make himsee they belong together. I think there are laws against stalking inmost states now and why she wasn't locked up and thrown in jail or atleast slapped with a restraining order is beyond me. This isuncomfortable comedy at its lowest and while it does produce a fewlaughs they are the sort of things that catch in your throat. Most ofthe actors seem as uncomfortable as the material and it makes this adifficult viewing experience. Perhaps this was a film that was betteron the page, or maybe favors was owed, what ever the reason this is areally bad movie. Unless you really need to see a bad film, stay away.
This review is from: All About Steve (Amazon Instant Video) I read in a news link to some piece of tabloid trash that said Sandra Bullock received a Razzie for this film. I decided to watch it because she was quoted as saying what I considered to be a convincing defense for the film and her performance. A lot of people have been really hard on this movie, and I'm glad I gave it a chance. It's quirky, goofy and lighthearted, so if you watch it expecting a typical romantic comedy where "boy meets girl and they fall head over heels in love against all odds" or you are looking for some kind of life-changing message ... then I'm predicting that you'll be disappointed. All About Steve is a spoof with over the top characters who demonstrate particular personality traits to an extreme. Sandra Bullock was portrayed as a satirical version of a person with an IQ that's off the charts but appears to have very little common sense, can be annoying as hell because their brain is in overdrive most of the time, and they have no clue as to when they should simply keep their mouths shut. It's like their head is so full that they can hardly contain all of the information they have.Her character is so much like some of the total brainiacs I've known: a plethora of information (often seemingly useless until you need it), a tendency to talk incessantly, and they often don't pay much attention to what other people think of them. But those same people can are oftten very compassionate and don't intend to distance, offend or hurt others with their words or actions ... sometimes it seems like they can't help but say exactly what's on their mind regardless of the subject matter, circumstances or the company they're in.Without being too serious or losing the tongue-in-cheek aspect of the plot, the movie touches on the other side of that type of personality and the trouble those individuals might have relating to others - and vise versa. Maybe you need to have known a similar person to appreciate the humor in this movie ... or at the very least be in the mood to watch an off the wall comedy with an underlying theme that might subtly inspire you to at least consider people for who they really are or take a closer look before you casually write them off. It's a COMEDY! It's not intended to be a deep, philosophical drama. My review probably sounds defensive and overly serious for a movie that is intended to be funny and entertaining. Well, I certainly found it to be both. I can only imagine how much it sucks to have people annihilate you while you should be reveling in the victory of winning an Oscar. It just goes to show you that the price you pay for fame is living under a microscope 24/7. Give this movie a chance and hopefully you'll have a few laughs. If it's not your thing, don't write this movie off and make it sound like a failure on the part of those involved simply based on your personal taste in movies or what you typically expect from the actors that were involved.
All About Steve is about Mary Horowitz, a crossword puzzle writer forthe Sacramento Herald. She lives at home with her parents and hersocial life is as exciting as a decomposing log. That is, until herparents arrange a date for her with a cameraman named Steve. Mary is soattracted to Steve that she throws herself at him in his van rightoutside of her parents' house. Things get hot and heavy until she opensher mouth. No, not like that. She start's talking endlessly, spewingfacts at the rate of an overflowing toilet. Mary goes on about how"Steven" is twice as popular as "Stephen" and how they're both wearingblue, which isn't too improbable since it's 1 of the top 3 most popularcolors and how they are destined for each other. After placing both hishands on her breasts, she says, "I will eat you like a mountain lion".The psycho alarm goes off in Steve's head. He pretends to receive acall and hastily runs off to cover a story in Boston. To much regret hesays, "I really wish you could be there." Mary leaves the van, but notwithout stealing one of Steve's empty Twinkie wrappers.On the following day, a crossword puzzle appears in The Herald entitled"All About Steve". 5 Across: Steve's car odor. 20 Across: Steve's lipstaste like _____. 45 Down: Steve isn't one of these. Consequently, Maryis fired. Instead of sulking, she takes this as a sign to go and "bethere" with Steve. Steve actually ends up on the road covering variousstories and after seeing this crossword puzzle, he's relieved to bemiles away from Mary. But she starts appearing everywhere he goes. He'sconvinced she is out to kill him.The rest of the movie follows Mary's adventures in stalking Steve. Maryjoins a protest against the impending amputation of a baby's 3rd leg,survives a tornado, and falls into a well. Sounds entertaining? Don'tbe fooled. The story is interesting for the first 20 minutes and Mary'sfunny quirks become annoying in much less. Supposedly, the moral of thestory is to be yourself, but the movie does not succeed in making thispoint - Mary simply states it. Ãsop's Fables would be just as pointlessif it were simply a list of morals.I think Sandra Bullock read the first 10 pages of the script and tookthe job. She has got to choose her movies more wisely. I was on aflight back from DC last year and the in-flight movie was The Proposal.I ran out of things to read, so I thought "what the hell". I'll have toreview that movie one day, but I can sum it up in a short conversationI had with my girlfriend shortly thereafter.Me: Dear God. All of Sandra Bullock's chick flicks suck balls. Exceptfor maybe Pretty Woman.Her: That was Julia Roberts.Me: Dear God. All of Sandra Bullock's chick flicks suck balls.All About Steve does not contradict this axiom. Let me be clear though- I am in no way disparaging Sandra Bullock. On the contrary. She is atalented actress with respectable versatility, which is demonstrated byher Oscar Winning performance in The Blind Side. She simply needs tosay no to these chick flicks.By the way, 20 Across is "Mint Explosion".Read more chick flick reviews for men @ RatedChick.com
This movie is so so so stupid. Pointless. The main character is beyond annoying. Blah.
Until this afternoon I've been so hot for Sandra Bullock I'd drivefifty miles to watch a silent movie of her ironing bedsheets. Buthaving just sat through her latest movie ALL ABOUT STEVE I've downsizedthat maximum distance to ten feet (and she'd have to be ironingunderwear). ALL ABOUT STEVE seriously challenges "Miss Congeniality 2"for the title of worst Sandra Bullock film ever. This alleged rom-comis a witless, lame ragbag of slapdash clichÃ©s devoid of originality,humour or entertainment value. Ms Bullock has built her career playinglovable klutzy outsiders who overcome all manner of (usually)self-induced adversities to triumph personally and professionally. Inthe best of these ("Two Weeks Notice", "Miss Congeniality") her socialineptness has been endearing and often adorable but here it's justplain disturbing. Her character, Mary Horowitz, is unintentionallyborderline autistic. She's very intelligent but totally clueless whenit comes to developing personal relationships or appreciating how herobsession with her job (she creates crosswords for a small Sacramentonewspaper) appears to others. At one point she actually jots down hereditor's advice to "be normal" as if that's the only way she's going toremember it. When she develops a fixation with TV news channelcameraman Steve (Bradley Cooper) after a disastrous blind date andstarts following him across country from one assignment to the next theeffect is scary. Mary (who constantly refers to herself in the thirdperson) is more stalker than smitten, and completely unconvincing toboot. Bullock fails to imbue Mary with even an ounce of credibility asa character, settling instead for a weird mix of childlike innocence,demented schoolgirl and overage virgin. Imagine watching someone withno concept of the meaning of the phrase "to act" being instructed toact. To be fair to Ms Bullock her performance is no worse than thescript or Phil Traill's direction, both of which tarnish thedescription pedestrian with their lazy and total lack of effort andimagination. Rom-coms don't make any claim to be realistic nor doaudiences expect the story that unfolds to be completely plausible oreven likely. But it would be nice to be offered the possibility that itmight happen. A token gesture in the direction of believability rarelyharms an audience's ability to enjoy. For example, showing or perhapssimply suggesting that the CNN-style cable news channel Steve works foremploys more than one cameraman and reporter rather than having him andegotistical journo Hartman Hughes (Thomas Haden Church) as the soleteam dashing from one breaking story to the next across vast distancesapparently at the speed of light. As star and producer of ALL ABOUTSTEVE my beloved Sandy has only herself to blame for this execrablemess. What was she thinking?! Was she thinking? If even there was anargument for installing a fast forward button in the arm of each cinemaseat this film is it. It's ninety six minutes of my life that I'llnever recover. Do her and yourself a huge favour and remember her asshe was, and not what she's become.
The trailer for this movie put me totally off. Maybe because it focused too much on the loopy character Sandra Bullock plays but I caught this on TV and I busted a gut. That's mainly because Thomas Hayden Church steals the entire movie with his portrayal of a news reporter bitter, sarcastic and still angling for that prime anchor job.Throw in a cast of characters in all the bit parts (hey, there's the super skinny guy from Road Trip and the Dr. Johnny Fever from "WKRP in Cincinnati") and it actually works despite the flimsy premise of an annoying, and possibly mentally unbalanced stalker yet ultimately a charming, woman who just sees life from an angle not many of us come from.Some terrific slapstick moments throughout. The deviousness of Thomas Hayden Church's character is just so delicious it's worth checking this flick out.
Sandra Bullock's over the top charm just isn't enough to save this horrible script. This has to be one of the worst comedies i've seen in while. I can't believe Bradley Cooper went from one of the best comedies ever (The Hangover) to this. Sandra Bullock also amazed me with her role in my pick for Best Romantic Comedy of the year, The Proposal. What happened? This movie is supposed to be funny but it doesn't deliver. It's about this nerdy woman falling for this news camera man who could careless about her. She follows him all over the country trying to prove her love when clearly he does not want to be with her. This could have been very funny but most of the jokes fall flat. With the exception of the always humourous performance of Thomas Hadden Church, nothing in this movie is really funny. Sandra Bullock is a great actress but her character is extremely annoying in this film. You are supposed to feel sorry for her but it's impossible. She is a walking contradiction, If she's suppose to be so intelligent how is that she can't see this guy does not want her. Was she blinded by love? No, because at the end she comes to her senses and walks away from him like he's a complete nobody. I don't think this one is even worth renting. It's a complete waste of time unless you are a huge Sandra Bullock fan like me. Then it's almost worth it.
First I would like to say that I'm not a huge fan of romantic comedies,but i wanted to see a movie and thought I'd give this one a try,thinking Sandra Bullock would make this movie somewhat entertaining.The film does have its moments, few of them, and there is some charm tothe movie. The character that Bullock plays, I found to be veryannoying and made it hard to watch the movie, this isn't your typicalromantic comedy, with both less romantic and comedy in the film thenyou'd assume. Overall I found the film to be slow moving, boring andannoying.. 4/10I say that you should skip out on going to see it at the theaters andjust rent it later on or pass on it.
I understand standing up for Sandra Bullock. She's a great actress who has starred in several great movies. All About Steve is not one of them. It's simply awful from beginning to end. Bullock's portrayal of a neurotic crossword puzzle author is painfully obnoxious. There's really nothing redeeming about the character she plays. We're avid movie watchers, and we rarely encounter a movie that loses our attention to the point of either stopping the movie or engaging in other activities while watching. All About Steve happens to be one of those movies. We reluctantly watched it in its entirety, but it's fair to write that Bullock squandered the goodwill from audiences she regained with her performance in The Proposal.
We enjoyed the movie! Lots of cute moments. Sandra B. is hot in red boots! Ha!
Sandra Bullock (Mary Horowitz) has always been alone and she is devotedto her crossword puzzles that she makes for her local paper for aliving. Her parents set her up on a blind date with a guy named Steve(Bradley Cooper) and she immediately goes crazy for this guy and startsmaking out with him once they get into his car. Steve is wondering halfwhat is going on and things this girl is just plain coco loco. Steve isthen called to go to away for his news crew and just to get Mary awaysays yeah I wish you could come with, but you're probably really busy.He drives away and Mary for some reason makes a crossword puzzle thatis called All About Steve. Her boss has no idea what is going on withher and she is then fired from her job. Getting excited because she isable leave and be with Steve, she decides to go on find Steve andsurprise him.Bullock plays a major ditz and Cooper plays it cool from this crazystalker that she plays. Bringing in DJ Qualls which everyone probablyremembers him from the movie "The New Guy", this Mom from FourChristmases Katy Mixon, the funny Chinese or Korean guy Ken Jeongmaking his was in some recent comedies, and also Thomas Haiden Churchwhich I last saw him in the movie "Imagine That" with Eddie Murphy, heplays a financial executive who completes with Murphy for the HeadExecutive job. All in all, this movie wasn't as bad as I thought itwas, but it wasn't one of Bullocks best that is for sure!
Ignore all the piling on from critics who savaged this movie. I know people who've given this movie a one star rating--without even seeing it!Sandra Bullock portrays a brilliant, over-achiever who writes cross-word puzzles for a living and she becomes obsessed with gorgeous, sexy Bradley Cooper (who wouldn't?) The story-line has her following him across country when a tornado hits and she falls into a deserted coal mineThe obvious problem I had was the way her character was written. She can drive you to groans and wincing but Sandra still pulls it off--at the end, she's touching and beautiful.I'm writing this review on the morning when all the internet buzz about tonight's Oscars scream that she picked up a Razzie Award as worst actress for All Above Steve. How strange but wonderful it would be should Sandra receive her first Oscar Award for her astonishing tour-de-force performance in the best movie of 2009: The Blind Side.
This movie takes the goal of appealing to the lowest common denominatorto a new low. Okay, this is just a movie and so expectations should beadjusted accordingly, but even a Hollywood potboiler should contain atleast a smattering of something that approximates intellectual content,something which this movie glaringly lacks. To watch Sandra Bullockacting and sounding like a dunce was pathetic. Surely she can do betterthan this. The story is so inane and unfunny that it is hard to imaginehow anyone would have thought to make it into a movie. The storycontains nothing that grabs or keeps audience interest. Ms. Bullock'scostumes are ridiculous and the supporting cast do nothing to detractattention from her outlandishly poor performance. Thomas Haden Churchprovides what little relief there is from the unfunny mediocrity thatpermeates this movie but his efforts are too little to reverse the tideof banality.
... when I read some of the reviews of this movie.The bottom line for some seems to be "I was promised a Romantic Comedyand this isn't a Romantic Comedy"First address that: >>>>YES IT IS. Picture a Romantic comedy made bythe Coen Bros.
This review is from: All About Steve (DVD) Short and sweet - two words that do not apply to this movie. This goes down as one of the worst films I have seen in a very long time. There is not one redeeming feature in it, it is truly that bad. Sandra Bollock has the ability to do so much more than this. Do yourself a favour and back away from it. Do not waste a dime on this one.