Total Film - 04/01/2001
"...Frances O'Connor and a bubbly Kate Hudson provide excellent turns..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 04/01/2001
"...Kate Hudson, Frances O'Connor and Charlotte Bradley give delightful performances..."
Rolling Stone - 04/12/2001
"...Stembridge keeps the amoral laughs bubbling..."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2001
"...Stembridge's screenplay cleverly shifts perspective....Upbeat, well cast and occasionally droll....Kate Hudson is a gifted comedienne with an ear for accents..."
New York Times - 05/09/2001
"...Refreshing....[Townsend] brings to the movie's duplicitous title character a winningly light touch..."
Hollywood Reporter - 12/06/2000
"...Cleverly written and featuring a top-notch cast....[Townsend's] performance is a consistent delight..."
Los Angeles Times - 05/09/2001
"ABOUT ADAM is a sly romantic comedy made with wit and insight..."
Irish screenwriter, playwright, and director Gerard Stembridge's glib romantic comedy is a tale of familial sexual intrigue told from the multiple perspectives of three sisters and their brother. In stark contrast to rural cinematic visions of Ireland like WAKING NED DEVINE, Stembridge's story is set in a glittering, hiply urbane Dublin. Lucy Owens, (Kate Hudson) a waitress-cum-singer in a sleek café, has a romantic past littered with boyfriends, but not one great passion. Things change for the pretty singer when she meets the sexy, shy Adam (Stuart Townsend), whose sweetness charms both Lucy and her family. Behind the wide-eyed façade, however, Adam is a roguish serial seducer, who begins to work his magic on Lucy's repressed, bookish sister Laura (Frances O'Connor). With tragic flair, the sensual Adam recites poetry angling to get into the Victorian mind, heart and bed of Laura. Matters are further complicated when the oblivious Lucy proposes to the caddish chameleon, and her older, wiser sister, Alice (Charlotte Bradley) and brother, David, (Alan Maher) begin to suspect Adam's apparent perfection. Stembridge's farcical sexual romp features a young, talented cast and is a firmly tongue-in-cheek examination of sexual morality and family relationships.