James L. Brooks directs Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Jack Nicholson in this romantic comedy where a softball player and a suit facing Federal investigation meet for a series on non-dates.
This film gets a kicking as it somehow cost $120 million dollars… but really it is so cartoonish that the characters don’t interact as much as their speech bubbles work as airbags for any chance of connection. The wealth on display is distasteful, the waste of talent difficult to tally… only Owen Wilson lands laughs or any affection. And he’s essentially playing Jack’s astronaut character from Terms of Endearment. Janusz Kamiński at least makes sure Reese Witherspoon looks as smooth as a showroom bathroom.
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