Sarah Michelle Gellar
I think this was supposed to be a romantic comedy, but they left out the comedy and the romance. Instead it felt a little awkward and creepy because Gellar and Baldwin are perhaps the worst screen couple Iíve ever seen in a romantic comedy. They have zero chemistry and neither of them looks like they want to be there. Thatís a huge problem for a movie thatís based off their relationship.
Both actors appear to be uncomfortable with their characters. Too much pressure is put on Gellar to be funny and since sheís not a funny person, she looks out of place. Baldwin completely phones this one in and doesnít have a chance to do anything he does best. I think this is a true sign of a first time director because he really didnít know how to get the best from his actors. The audience is also asked to make a jump with Gellarís character arc because we donít really have any reason to accept her growth at the end of the film. She goes from timid to strong in a short amount of time and her actions didnít really support the transition.
Itís clear why this went straight to DVD. The film quality is poor and itís clear the budget was extremely limited. For those of you that continually hate on Gellar, youíll be happy to add this movie to your arsenal. Itís a bad film and her very weak performance doesnít give much hope for future success.
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