About Adam 2001 R CC

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He's the most outrageous secret three sisters ever kept . . . from each other.

Starring:
Tommy Tiernan, Kate Hudson
Runtime:
1 hour, 37 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Gerard Stembridge
Starring Tommy Tiernan, Kate Hudson
Supporting actors Frances O'Connor, Stewart Roche, Aoife Maloney, Donal Beecher, Stuart Townsend, Rosaleen Linehan, Charlotte Bradley, Alan Maher, Brendan Dempsey, Cathleen Bradley, Kathy Downes, Mark Smith, Roger Gregg, Ciara Dredge, Paul Cotrulia, Shay Dunphy
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By S. Roit on September 28, 2003
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I managed to catch this one on the independant film channel, and I'm glad I did.
We all know romantic comedies are a dime a dozen, and though I admit to being a sucker for some, I always know the plots are predictable. Some I just watch because of who's in them, and hope that they'll be different. I lose on that score, often.
Well, this one was different. Sure, there's a love story (is there?), but there are a lot of side stories going on here.
Adam is introduced to us in a typical sort of fashion, like many love stories, and begins romancing Kate Hudson, and it seems like your regular fare, right? Sure, they are attractive, charming, but what's so special about this movie?
Well, THEN he meets the family, and that's when things get.....interesting. Told from three sisters' perspectives, it was a refreshing way to show how this Adam is seen by each person, and to see what was happening in each scene, as some are repeated, BUT from a different POV, which makes them seem new. Even one of the men seems to fall for him, as Adam is "all things to all people". Which seems to be what he's there for. But just who is Adam, really? Well, regardless of the movie's title, we never really know for certain. It's really about these OTHER people, see. Adam is never shown as himself (or is he?), only as he's perceived by others.
It is a real ensemble effort, and all of the actors are engaging in this film, down to the smallest parts. I believe it's Francis that plays the "repressed", bookish sister, and she is really wonderful in this movie.
I do have to note Stuart seems to fit the part like a glove, he's a pleasure to watch. Another actor might not have pulled off what he did..
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By joy on May 24, 2011
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Kate is great in this movie but the movie itself is completely dysfunctional. I so so dissappointed. It was a complete waste of money. The guy sleeps with pretty much everyone in the family and no one tells her and she ends up marrying him.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By internet shopping-addict on August 25, 2003
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This movie is hilarious in so many shapes and forms! You can't help but love Adam, even though you know that you should hate him and want horrible consequences for his actions! And then you're forced to think about what sister you're most like and how you'd react if Adam seduced you. You like to think that you'd be a nice, moral woman who knew not to get involved with such a conniving, creepy, sinister man, but you know that deep down, you'd jump in the sack with him immediately! Eeek, heartwrenching self-discovery! *grin*
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sandra J Smith on June 9, 2007
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... he can't seem to keep his zipper up! Now in real life, this would be a problem. But in the movies, this sort of thing can be very funny, for a person with an open mind such as myself. Adam shags basically anyone with 2 legs - dudes are not excluded. Stuart Townsend smiles, smirks, grins, his way through this entire movie, looking like he's having the time of his life while doing so. We find out at the end of the movie why he is the way he is. His simple statement of fact: "It just makes me happy to make other people happy". Hey, I'm all for that, and though I wouldn't go around humping people to prove my point, I'm all for helping my fellow man :)

I really liked this movie, a friend recommended it to me, and I'm glad she did. I think it is very good, I'm not sure I would call it excellent, but I did enjoy it very much, and was worth the price to buy & own.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By W on January 20, 2002
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One of the best romantic comedies I have ever seen. I would probably have to even place it higher than Bridget Jones's Diary. I adored the multi-faceted view points and the eloquently woven love-hate relationship that the director managed to extract out of the viewer towards Adam. I think that one viewer wrote it best "you love him, you hate him, you want him". That's most certainly true from a girl's point of view. I saw this movie thrice before it was disappointingly taken down from my local theater.
(And just to set the record straight, this is an IRISH film, not a BRITISH film! The accents are COMPLETELY different!)
Townsend is charming, devious, scandalous, and completely adorable. Kate Hudson is a true sweetheart; you just want to wrap her up and take her home with you! I loved the symbolism of the Jag throughout the movie. (When I get a boyfriend, I'm going to make him get one of those.) There were also allusions to more-than-meets-the-eye between Adam and the mother. I would have liked to see a bit more of that, however. It rather left me dangling.
A MUST SEE! THREE THUMBS UP! TEN STARS!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 26, 2002
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When I initially looked at the description of this film I thought it would be a sweet, average, romantic comedy--maybe the description was misleading me into renting it--but once I popped the tape into the VCR I fell in love with "About Adam." Some think Hudson's role in "Almost Famous" was her best, thus far, but "About Adam" is even better! It's the most fun I've had on a Friday night in a long time. I laughed and absolutely fell in love with each and every character. Stuart Townsend is my new favorite actor and I can't wait to see him in more films. If you want a wonderfully sexy movie with more laughs than you can handle buy "About Adam"!!!!!!!
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