AMERICA’S sweetheart she may be, but Sandra Bullock should really have thought twice about signing up for this quirky romantic comedy from Phil Traill.
That said, Bullock has an innate gift for physical comedy and she polishes some otherwise dull scenes, providing a few hard-won laughs. who trails after egocentric presenter Hartman Hughes and field producer Angus (Ken Jeong).
Mary is instantly smitten with Steve and she flings herself at him on the date while he panics, makes his excuses and leaves.
Soon after, Mary loses her job and she decides it is fate telling her to follow Steve and sets about chasing after the film crew.
Much silliness ensues, but in the end All About Steve is a film you want to love but, for all of the leading lady’s hard work, spend more time fidgeting than smiling.
Cooper is bland – a fault of the ramshackle script – and more gags miss their target entirely than glance a blow, aside from when one character sighs, “Where’s a decent tragedy when you need one?” and the universe duly answers.