Laws of Attraction (2004)
Though equally respected in their field, divorce lawyers Audrey Woods (Julianne Moore) and Daniel Rafferty (Pierce Brosnan) are opposites inside and out of the courtroom. Audrey is meticulous and by the book, while Daniel relies on personality and luck to get by. Despite the difference in methods, neither lawyer has lost a case, and neither plan on ending their streak after being respectively hired by Serena (Parker Posey) and Thorne (Michael Sheen), a celebrity power couple gone wrong. The divorce settlement hinges on a particularly spectacular Irish castle, which both parties would like to keep for themselves. Audrey and Daniel hurry to Ireland with depositions in their eyes, but a growing mutual attraction manages to squirm out from beneath, and, after being immersed in a romantic Irish festival, the rival lawyers wake up married. Reeling, potentially in love (to Audrey in particular's dismay), and faced with the type of media explosion capable of leading to the end of their careers, the mismatched lawyers contemplate how to go about their clients' divorce hearings as man and wife. … More
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Critic Reviews for Laws of Attraction
The actors work hard to concoct some chemistry, but it's tough to be Tracy and Hepburn, let alone Doris Day and Rock Hudson, when you're trying to get your mouth around lines that wouldn't pass muster on a UPN sitcom.
Watch Hepburn and Tracy in Adam's Rib. It's very something.
The plot, the dialogue and the main characters' love connection are basically mind-numbing, and even Parker Posey can't save the show.
Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan create just enough chemistry to carry Laws of Attraction.
Julianne Moore's talent is simply too heavy for her to rise above this quicksand comedy.
Pitched as a homage to George Cukor's 1949 classic romantic comedy "Adam's Rib" (with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy), "Laws of Attraction" is far separated from that film's exceptional timing and sincere comic exploration of a competitive couple of
In the end, lazy scriptwriting leads to a lukewarm verdict.
... painfully predictable, full of super-sized implausibilities, and crowded with supporting characters that are underdeveloped and overplayed.
What's perfect for [Moore] is that the movie uses manic farce to crack the self-possession that usually keeps her so remote from us.
The two lead players ... seem the least likely of anyone in the film to fight for themselves, unless you give them very large cocktails.
Like a Lladro statuette, this milky film is pretty and hollow, intellectually suspect but capable of providing a warm frisson of well-being
O único elemento que salva esta produção do desastre total é o carisma da dupla de protagonistas.
With its preposterous premise, it's hard to imagine what could have possessed this top-notch cast to get involved in this fiasco of a film.... the script is a disaster
Akin to your favorite "American Idol" contestant being prematurely knocked out is seeing two very likable actors trapped in a disappointing film.
Laws of Attraction has all the street cred of Glamor Magazine, and all the edge of Larry King. Which, incidentally, are two things the target audience would love.
Director Peter Howitt shows a facility for reducing an intriguing premise to lowest-common-denominator fodder for network TV.
Audience Reviews for Laws of Attraction
Lonely but charming divorce lawyers on opposite sides of the aisle opt for a longterm contract, no pre-nup, and so a writ of habeas corpus in this predictable bit o'unfortunately unfortunate blarney. The actors work so hard, and I was rooting for 'em, but ... it finally comes off as too forced, too mechanical, too formulaic, like a big song and dance production number to corn flakes.More
A romantic comedy about two opposing divorce lawyers who end up in a relationship.It isnt the funniest comedy around but it does have its charm.More
Love this movie Julianne Moore is a really good actress & Pierce Brosnan is a good actor & he's adorable. :) Just a really enjoyable movie. :)More
This is the kind of crap I really hate. But I didn't hate this...either because of the hilarious oirish stereotypes, or maybe I've just got a thing for Julianne Moore. You decide.More
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