Has some of the best dialog in a movie this year. I hadn't seen that much of Rickie Gervais, but I'll be sure to catch more of him in the future. Net-net – a funny movie with a bad title.
Samuel L. Jackson is a fine actor who doesn't always seem to be in movies that showcase his talent. He's pretty good in this one, and it's a fine melodrama, until the last ten minutes or so, which didn't work very well for me.
This is one of those movies that tries to be both a gross-out and a romantic comedy. Actually, it works okay at both ends. Kate Hudson is funny, as she often is; Dane Cook does a nice job in his part, but he always seems a little one-dimensional for my taste.
I like books about women; I like movies about women; I did not particularly like The Women. It's always tricky when a writer moves to job of writer-director. I'm not sure that's what went wrong here, but something did. Did, at least for me.