Love & Sex Reviews
Chatting with gal online and she liked it so I gave it a rewatch. Having now been in a relationship that didn't exactly end the first time, it makes sense. The writer/director very accurately captured how difficult it can be. I didn't realize that before.
Other than that, I don't think it's as cliche as I did before. I guess I didn't catch the cheese sandwich thing though it's a topic on imdb so it's clearly a draw of the movie. I laughed my ass off at the de Niro impression. And Famke Janssen is not just hot, she's painfully beautiful in this flick.
Old review: I don't think making a new expression can single-handedly make movie great. The whole cheese sandwich thing was cute, but the movie was just a touch too much like everything else to be considered that great.
Famke Janssen is hawt. And has maybe the best name in Hollywood. I really like Favreau (see Swingers and Made...even Janssen is in that). The movie is evidently autobiographical and I respect that, but if that's true, writer/director Valeria Breiman sure has lived out a lot of average chick flicks ha ha. That's why I can't rate this movie too high. It's cute in parts, realistic in others, funny in others, but I've seen it all before. And in between all the decent parts are the stupid ones...like kissing in a video store and knocking all the VHSs off the shelves. Pretty sure that didn't happen (and pretty sure it wasn't funny).
Finally, again maybe it's autobiographical, but I hate the ploy of telling the story. A writer telling the story to save her job and we relive it as she retells it? Blah. Do something original next time.
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