This movie was a real gem in diguise!
By a customer
from North London
, 10 May 2007
This movie didn't have an impressive trailer, and there wasn't even any hype about it. BUT it turned out to be one of the best movies I've seen this year! The only reason I went to see the film was because it was a Mike Binder project. I had had the privilege of meeting Mr.Binder at work and thought I'd check out another of his films, and I was really impressed! The movie centres around the intricacies of abandonment and ensuing anger. The script is written really well, with some very light and funny bits thrown in for good measure. This is essentially a story of a devoted housewife (Allen) who discovers that her husband has gone and left her to bring up her 4 daughters, and has supposedly run off with his Secretary to Sweden. She takes solace in booze and Denny, a retired baseball player turned sports DJ. And all throughout we see what effect her anger has on all those around her. She sees the damage but she can't stop herself. The movie is an interesting, funny, human drama that takes us on the journey of how Mrs. Wolfmeyer (Allen) returns back to her sweet self. The end is interesting, and there's an unpredictable twist to the story, which makes one ponder: is reality something that happens to us without much/any of our participation OR do we choose to play 'our part' and act the role faithfully till the end or till we realise better? The end of this film answers that question beautifully. Mike has turned out a smashing movie, well cast and really well acted. Do yourself a favour: watch it, it will be well worth your time. If only for the fact that it's a superb good feel good movie!
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