Laws of Attraction (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Laws of Attraction (2004)



Critic Consensus: A bland and forgettable copy of Adam's Rib.

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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
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Harling, Aline Brosh McKenna, Karey Kirkpatrick
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 24, 2004
Box Office: $17.8M
New Line Cinema - Official Site


Pierce Brosnan
as Daniel Rafferty
Julianne Moore
as Audrey Woods
Michael Sheen
as Thorne Jamison
Frances Fisher
as Sara Miller
Nora Dunn
as Judge Abramovitz
Mina Badie
as Tracey Abramovitz
Johnny Myers
as Ashton Phelps
Mike Doyle
as Michael Rawson
Vincent Marzello
as Lyman Hersh
Gordon Sterne
as Judge Baker
Brette Taylor
as Mary Harrison
Brendan Morrissey
as Mr. O'Callaghan
Elva Crowley
as Mrs. Flanagan
David Wilmot
as Brendan
James McClatchie
as Soloman Steinman
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Critic Reviews for Laws of Attraction

All Critics (149) | Top Critics (43)

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.

Full Review… | August 7, 2004
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Watch Hepburn and Tracy in Adam's Rib. It's very something.

August 1, 2004
New Yorker
Top Critic

There's no reason to see this movie.

Full Review… | December 25, 2010
Common Sense Media

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

Full Review… | May 8, 2009

An affable (if entirely forgettable) romantic comedy...

Full Review… | May 7, 2007
Reel Film Reviews

In the end, lazy scriptwriting leads to a lukewarm verdict.

September 27, 2006
Christianity Today

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.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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.

♥Robyn M♥

Super Reviewer

Love this movie Julianne Moore is a really good actress & Pierce Brosnan is a good actor & he's adorable. :) Just a really enjoyable movie. :)

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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