This feelgood romantic comedy is short on laughs, sexual chemistry, and the thriller subplot won't produce any white knuckles.
The latest film from director Richard Benjamin is a sour little attempt at heartwarming comedy that blithely relies on that most questionable and discomforting film convention -- the prostitute with a heart of gold.
| Original Score: 1/4
A strong cast... makes this picture look attractive, but it's hard to find what else might be appealing about this story of a prostitute and suburban widower.
An embarrassing, preposterous mess.
Ah, the charm, inquisitiveness and imagination of pre-pubescent adolescence, as seen by a Hollywood screenwriter.
I don't want to spoil it for you, but let's just say the gangster doesn't get what he wants, and true love saves the day.
Some movies just don't know when enough is enough.
| Original Score: 2/4
| Original Score: 1/5
Not bad enough that it's witless and bland, but what a waste of Ed Harris!
| Original Score: 1.5/5
A work so rancid and alienating you can only suppose it was planned as a tax loss.
| Original Score: 2/5
John Mattson's script is every bit as silly as it sounds; it dawdles, stumbles, stalls, embarrasses both itself and the audience, and is routinely formulaic to boot.
| Original Score: 0/5
Smuttiness is made coy; innocence is made dirty; boyhood sexuality is made into a cartoon.
| Original Score: D-
[A] jaded attempt at warmhearted comedy.
With a tip of the hat to the performers, this is a misguided comedy with Hall of Shame pedigree. Its commercial prospects are quick, down and dirty.
Like PRETTY WOMAN, it's a trite and unrealistic "Hookers have feelings too" movie.
It can not make up its mind if it is a movie for the early teen set or its target audience is grownups.