My Thoughts: The Closer You Get is a mildly amusing comedy with highlights of the pain of real life and how reality isn't always as glossy as what we perceive from films and magazines. The acting is fairly decent here, but the laughs are few and far between. It had much more potential to be something special and my feeling was it just wasn't. This is a romantic comedy focusing on romance and yet doesn't really hit the nail on the head with any romantic sentiment or feeling. All this really does is show you how the lives of people in a small town start to intertwine regardless of their other romantic intentions. Worth a watch, but don't reach for the stars with this one.
The Plot: A bunch of dissatisfied Irish lads put out an advertisement in an American paper for fit attractive women, having tired of what their small village has to offer. As time goes on, the likeliness of their wishes being granted becomes less of a reality. The critical but style-conscious to a ridiculous fault Kieran is desperate to find love with a beautiful American and overlooks potential girlfriend Siobhan, who he is blind to realise that she is secretly in love with him. In an attempt to outshine and humiliate the men, the women of the village to decide to get their own back, instigating what may be war of the sexes.