Review Date: January 31, 2001
Director: Michael Hoffman
Writer: Ellen Simon, Terrel Seltzer
Producers: Lynda Obst, Mary McLaglen
Anyhoo, you could check out many of these cookie-cutters of late, including WHAT WOMEN WANT and THE WEDDING PLANNER, which both kinda sucked, but this film was surprisingly different. It actually had a little ZING with its ZANG.
Sure, most of the basics are there for the "Nora Syndrome" but Clooney and Pfeiffer take it to another level. They are just so gosh-darn CHARMING, you can't help but love the two bastards!! Add to that the fact that the story ISN'T based primarily in mush, but some antagonistic feelings towards one another, and dude...I enjoyed it...what can I say?
The kids were EXTREMELY ANNOYING and made me re-think the idea of ever having any myself (I'm hoping that they were "supposed" to be annoying), but other than that, the film is pretty safe, pretty cute, pretty funny, pretty romantic and George Clooney rocks my world! (oh yeah...Pfeiffer, too!)
PS: It was the Mrs' nite to pick the video. Doh! Tomorrow night it's THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS...never seen it...kewl!!