I’ve always been a fan of Ashton Kutcher and he’s pretty good here too, and totally downplays the character vis-à-vis his regular-life “bouncing off walls” personality, which was required in order to be able to absorb this dude. Amanda Peet, on the other hand, was good but honestly was a little too “cold” for the role, I thought. Ultimately, you want to get emotional for the characters at some point, and I wanted to during this film, but it didn’t seem like her character was all that “into it”. That said, it could just have been the screenplay that was underwritten, so I don’t want to put all the blame on her. Once the film is over, it’ll take you about five minutes to forget the whole thing, and that’s too bad because I really think everyone missed a great opportunity to create another insightful romantic comedy here—one that would offer not only romance and comedy to the viewers, but also that rich ingredient that many of us look for in our rom-coms: hope!
Deleted Scenes (~ 8 minutes): We get 5 deleted scenes, 4 of which aren’t all that interesting, and one of which does add a little more juice to the bit, but ultimately was probably more than the film could handle in terms of the couple going back and forth so many times (after a while, you just get bored and want them to get together already!).
Music video: The music video is called “Brighter than Sunshine” by a band named Aqualung. I’ve never heard of the band or the song, but it seemed alright.
Audio commentary: Unfortunately, neither of the film’s stars, Ashton Kutcher or Amanda Peet, decided that they wanted to take part in this commentary apparently, but director Nigel Cole does, as do a couple of producers on the film. For some reason, I was annoyed by the director’s British accent, but that was probably my own shit going on. Other than that, the track is pretty constant with talk from the three guys who are obviously together and informative in terms of much of what happened on, and behind, the screen.