A must for all Rom-Com fans
from London NW3
, 30 Aug 2005
I hadn't heard of this movie so wasn't expecting much. But I found it thoroughly enjoyable, despite a somewhat cheesy 'twist' ending.
The film kicks off with an unlikely (for me, more's the pity) mile-high one-night stand between two complete strangers.
At this point, he plays a drifter of few words (but some entrepreneurial ambitions) and she plays a sassy girl at the end of what one imagines was a rebellious teenage period.
Except that he doesn't want to remain a stranger and, despite his lack of gumption, the relationship resumes 3 years later when she picks up the phone on a rebound. By this point our hero has started a dot com business (in an unlikely field), and our heroine is a failing actress.
Nothing serious happens, tho these two see each other every year or two. Over this period his business grows dramatically (if unplausibly), leaving him with little interest in his social or family side. Meanwhile she finds her vocation and turns into a successful 'almost 30 something' artist, surrounded by forgettable 'smug married' friends procreating happily.
Until year 7, when we get the obligatory rom-com ending. This bit let it down for me but there were enough laughs along the way for me to finish the film with a big smile on my face.
No standout acting performances tho both Amanda Peet and Ashton Kutcher were well cast and didn't put a foot wrong.
If you like rom-coms I would definitely recommend this. Not as original as Hitch or Notting Hill but there is much more to relate to for the rest of us.
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