The Idea of You

115 mins
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Oscar winner Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine (Purple Hearts) lead this adaptation of Robinne Lee's romance novel. 

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The Idea of You | Ratings & Reviews

"Premium grade fanfic."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"A warm, approachable movie that you’ll get blissfully lost in."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Would the film have ideally been a bit smarter? Perhaps. But it gets all of the dumb stuff just right."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"(A) love story with just the right amount of cringe."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"An airy confection."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"There are lithe, low-level pleasures to be had in (this) glossy pop romance."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"The fact that you’ll care so much proves yet again that Showalter has perfected the modern rom-com."

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle

"Whenever the camera is on Hathaway, which is almost always, the film feels a hundred times more rich and substantive."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"Smart, realistic and emotionally honest."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Adds emotional depth to a winning story."

Herald SunHerald Sun

"A lot more than just a grabby idea."

New York PostNew York Post

"Offers poignant commentary in a fresh take on the rom-com genre."



The TimesThe Times

"Solène may live a movie-perfect life, but Hathaway makes her real."

Seattle TimesSeattle Times

"Warm, fuzzy and easygoing."

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune

"There’s life yet left in the romcom genre."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"Goes down smooth."


"Succeeds mostly because of Hathaway’s performance."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Unexpectedly entertaining."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"Anne Hathaway steals the show."

Associated PressAssociated Press

"Ultimately, the stars have chemistry -- that suffices."

The AgeThe Age

"If they gave Oscars for bringing underwritten characters to life, Hathaway and Galitzine would be contenders."

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