Truth About Love (2004)
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A simple Valentine's Day card leads a couple to ponder the strength of their love in this romantic comedy starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dougray Scott, and Jim Mistry. When Alice (Hewitt) receives a Valentine's Day card from her husband Sam (Mistry)'s best friend, Archie (Scott) -- who harbors a lingering crush on his lifelong pal's beautiful wife -- she mistakenly assumes it to be from her husband, and playfully responds with an anonymous card of her own. Suspicions rise however, when Sam hides
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while Dougray Scott is a viable romantic alternative, he's absent from too much of the film, leaving Alice to discover 'The Truth About Love' long after we all stopped caring.
The film is silly when it should be sexy, witless when trying to be funny. Everyone involved is probably deeply embarrassed to be associated with it.
An awkward, last-minute romantic dash to Bristol's Temple Meads station in the style of Richard Curtis only serves to underline the air of creative bankruptcy.
John Hay's film has been on the shelf since 2004, and whoever decided to take it from there has some explaining to do.
The truth is, no matter how pretty this picture may be to look at, nothing can conceal its singular lack of humour or heart.
It is a poor movie indeed that makes you reconsider the talent of Richard Curtis.
Borrowed liberally from stock British elements (Dougray Scott's character is restoring a boat! There's a chase to stop a lover leaving!), there's nothing new to enjoy here.
A decent idea and cast are neglected in this ungainly Britcom with less of the com. A British actress might have been a better bet for this one.
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