[It] attempts to be hip and edgy by featuring plenty of discussions about boy parts and girl parts and how they become friends with one another. However, the makers of this film clearly have no idea about how men and women actually interact.
We started watching this in a hotel, we had to check out but wanted to see it. Went to Walmart.com found it on Blu-Ray, Perfect! I ordered 2, 1) for us to finish :) 2) for my mom and her husband, for Christmas. They should enjoy this movie with their new Blu-Ray player that they are getting, but shhhhh please don't tell them! :)
As ever with gambling films, it's difficult to convey the thrill of winning at second hand; the human-interest complications are unconvincing and Spacey himself, I'm afraid, is a lugubrious and deadening presence.
The actors, especially Grace, fight hard against a schizoid script (the kids are rubes one sec, hipsters the next) and cotton-candy direction from Robert Luketic.
- Rolling Stone, 2004-01-29
It must be admitted that the final 10 minutes of Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! are likable: one cliche following another, but with charming restraint. Or it might just have been that the movie's simple-mindedness wore me down.