Posted on 7/15/08 07:31 AM
Alright...it's a "rom/com." What do you expect? Wit? No. Innovative plots? No. Deep perspectives into the meaning of life? Certainly not. What you expect is two people who just can't figure out they should be together (even thought it is painfully obvious to you, the moviegoer), their near-realization of this fact followed by a not-so-serious problem that threatens to keep them apart, and a happy ending for all after they get over it. And that is exactly what you get here.
If you are watching this movie because you want to see Patrick Dempsey's lovely face for an hour and a half, that is what you will get. The acting is standard, not deplorable, but the plot is really where this movie fails. It's not that the plot is bad...just predictable. Then again, what "rom/com" isn't?
This review sounds harsher than it should be. I didn't hate this movie. I actually kind of liked this movie. Then again, that is what this genre of movie is supposed to do...leave you reassured that true love conquers all, whether it really does or not.
5 out of 10. Nice "junk food" movie to watch when you're feeling down.
:up: for Patrick Dempsey. :down: for predictability.