Posted on 1/17/11 12:34 PM
So much effort to make this.. Such a good cast. Nicely framed shots, generally with sunlight sparkling in the background.
Too bad much of it doesn't work, the editing for instance.
One scene summed up the whole movie for me..
The Julia Roberts character is ordering Italian food for a table full of people. The whole point of the scene is that she's learned Italian well enough to make a detailed order flawlessly. For some reason the film cuts to small clips of each food cooking as she says the order, making it seem like maybe Roberts couldn't memorize the entire order and say it all in one take. Everyone claps when she's done ordering, everyone but the viewer.