Any thoughts on this one (now that I've seen it)? Like the lazy twit that I am, I'm going to repost the dorky review I wrote on the Facebok:
"Call me paranoid--this one references Annie Hall for sure. Serious, quasi-sweet little comedy with just enough self-referential film industry humor to throw someone like me off. Some will watch it for Bono, whose cameos are high points--I'll freely admit I watched it to see a radiant Kathryn Erbe (billed with alternate spelling) in yet another pre-Alex Eames role. Bottom line: enough comic bright spots and artistic symmetry that I'll be saving my copy to disk."
To those sentiments I'd add: the word "radiant" is chosen advisedly. The more I see of her in other movies, the more I'm convinced that it's not just me liking her or else liking Eames.
"I didn't take this job to get noticed"--the sadly fictional Detective Alex Eames
Ooh! I found the dvd of this in a second-hand store a few weeks ago, and only got around to watching it on the weekend.
It's an odd thing, a romantic comedy crammed full of self-referential film-making comments, but enjoyable nonetheless. And a bit sad at the end
Looking back, that's more or less what you said in the first post. I agree!
On the other hand, the story arc of the female lead suddenly upping and moving to Paris and shacking up with another man, while expecting her former partner to sit by the phone for her, irritated me. Still, it was a change for a rom-com to not have a big make-up scene at the end.
edit: ah geez, romantic-comedy? Sorry for that, I don't watch many movies.
Last Edit: Feb 26, 2008 8:08:54 GMT -5 by member727