The film is based on the 1995 British novel of the same name by Nick Hornby, with the setting moved from London to Chicago and the name of the lead character changed.
After seeing the film, Hornby expressed his happiness with Cusack's performance, saying that "at times, it appears to be a film in which John Cusack reads my book".
If the movie had had a richer romantic spirit, he might have embraced both in one swooning gesture." Peter Travers, in his review for Rolling Stone, wrote, "It hits all the laugh bases, from grins to guffaws.
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