Review Date: August 22, 1999
Director: Kelly Makin
Writer: Adam Sheinman, Robert Kuhn
Producers: Elizabeth Hurley, C. Mulvehill
Hugh Grant as Michael
James Caan as Frank
Jeanne Tripplehorn as Gina
The story itself was 'sarright, but I didn't personally buy into all of the goings-on during the film's finale, with certain people suddenly shifting loyalties like nobody's business. I mean, it was like...foggetaboutitt! Small plot holes aside, most of the film was enjoyable enough to watch, due to the interesting premise, but a classic romantic comedy, or mob comedy for that matter, it is not. Don't expect to find the same level of humor as in ANALYZE THIS (8/10) because that film's comedy was an uzi compared to this movie's shotgun. But if you really like any of the principals in this one, love catchy Italian music, don't mind a reasonably light romance, and don't have a problem with Hugh Grant's moping, then by all means, see this movie. Either way, my recommendation of this film ranks higher on a video level, than an actual pay-full-price cinematic release. Badda-bing...badda-boom!!