Review Date: December 01, 2001
Director: Edward Burns
Writer: Edward Burns
Producers: Edward Burns, Margot Bridger
Edward Burns as Tommy
Heather Graham as Annie
Stanley Tucci as Griffin
I also didn't much care for the relationship chapter between Britanny Murphy (not particularly impressive here either-just giggly) and David Krumholtz, who just seemed like a nerdy, whiny, obsessively compulsive annoyance, who she somehow found to be "sweet" (I didn't get that, but maybe it's because I'm a man). But like I said earlier, the film was pretty interesting as a whole, reminded me a lot of Allen's HUSBANDS & WIVES (a better film), which used pretty much the same hand-held techniques, the man behind the camera asking the questions, the different relationship stories interlapping, etc..., and I can certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a solid "date movie" or something to see when confused about the direction of the relationship in their own lives. One thing which I personally could not identify with was the fact that pretty much everybody in the movie seemed to be either cheating or being cheated on by their loved one, and I can't say that this applies to my own life, or to the lives of many of the friends that I have around me, but then again, I guess I don't live in a city with eight million people rubbing up against me every day. Either way, another solid relationship flick by Eddie "I'm Irish and I'm damn well gonna stuff it down your throat" Burns!
Just do us all a favor in your next film and try your utmost not to cast your "girlfriend du jour" as the lead since it's becoming pretty obvious that your taste in their looks isn't as reliable as your ability to recognize their acting talent (or lack thereof). Just some dinky advice from a regular JoBlo. Oh yeah, and one particularly ironic line of pre-9/11 dialogue retained in this film comes from Graham who accurately described the view of certain Americans before the national tragedy: "We live in such a cushy society. No threats, no real problems, so we obsess on silly little things." Sigh...funny how the world can change so entirely, in so little time.