Review Date: January 17, 1999
Director: Irwin Winkler
Writer: Steve Levitt, Irwin Winkler, Rob Cowan
Producers: Irwin Winkler, Rob Cowan
The actors in this picture also made a big difference, with each one bringing their own truth to their characters. Mira Sorvino was good, and not overly tearful like the women from STEPMOM (6/10). Val Kilmer, who is incidentally getting skankier by the picture, also came through as the blind guy with the heart of gold. And guess who also makes an appearance? Remember the flight instructor from 1986's TOP GUN (7/10)? That's right, Kelly McGillis is back and she hasn't aged like the wine that is fine. She is also very good as the older sister, who essentially raised Kilmer's character from childhood. I think the relationship between the loving couple could have used a little more spice, but other than that, this film did manage to "gulp me up" during its money scenes, and in my book of colours, that's a definite sign of an effective character drama.
All in all, a nice romantic tale to enjoy with your better half, especially if you're in the doghouse, because this movie will surely bring out the appreciation of the most important aspects of your relationship. It's a tad slow and about twenty minutes too long, but it does manage to develop some rich characters, around a fascinating premise, and dash in a couple of romantic and enlightening moments all the while.