This romantic comedy parodies the world of media and politics. Julia can't sleep. Neither can Kevin. Julia is an idealistic speech writer for the New Mexico Senate race. Kevin is also a speech writer, but he writes for the opponent with an aggressive, bloodthirsty style. Kevin and Julia would make a perfect match, but because they are on opposite sides of a heated campaign, their relationship is problematic. When Julia's former boyfriend returns to renew their relationship, more problems appear.
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Critic Reviews for Speechless
Never achieves the madcap hilarity of the '40s romantic comedies it seeks to emulate, and some of the dramatic moments feel a bit forced.
Mugging to an unfunny script, Keaton and Davis are no Tracy and Hepburn, and the funereal pace doesn't help.
Ron Underwood, the director of City Slickers, once again compromises appealing actors and an entertaining premise with a needless overlay of mush.
Speechless is overplotted and underwritten. Every situation is straight out of stock, with no room for variation or originality.
The movie's a campaign disaster from the get-go, and no amount of damage control (including MGM's extensive publicity) can hide it.
Director Ron Underwood demonstrated a knack for comedy in City Slickers, but when it comes to love scenes ... Keaton and Davis might as well be stampeding cows.
Utterly devoid of subtlety and grace, Speechless is a desperate, thrown-together hodgepodge that tries to glide by on the supposedly surefire chemistry of the pairing of Davis and Keaton.
The rivalry never sparks, the pace flags and it seems pointless to enter donkeys in a race designed for thoroughbreds.
Toothless as political satire and bland as romantic comedy.
It comes down to the charms of Keaton and Davis in the end. You like these characters and root for them to score.
This is intelligent romantic comedy of the kind we get all too seldom these days, and the plot is something Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn would have loved in their prime.
Great Cast - pity nothing happens in it.
The movie starts slow but has two or three good laughs. After that it is downhill all the way.
There's no snappy exchange of one-liners, and certainly not the fire that would come onto the screen if the characters bothered to talk about their political convictions.
Audience Reviews for Speechless
Remember those romantic comedies of old where the plots for the most part were usually entirely dispensible because all that really mattered was the chemistry between the two leads? Well this one reaches for just that high aspiration ...More
Watchable. The story is pretty blah depite it's potential. It could have been something really clever but there was very little as far as romance.More
I caught Speechless early the other evening and found it to be a nice way to wind down from the rigors of the workday. Michael Keeton and Geena Davis had good chemistry together in this light, romantic comedy set in the midst of a political campaign. Kept me entertained for a while, though the ending was a bit too cheesy...More
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