Laws Of Attraction 2004

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Romantic comedy starring Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore. Brosnan plays Daniel Rafferty, a high-powered and media-savvy New York divorce lawyer who between cases finds time to promote his latest bestselling legal books on a string of talk shows. Moore plays Audrey Woods, also a divorce lawyer at the top of her profession, but with a style that is the total opposite to Daniel's. Methodical, hard-working and accurate, she has never lost a case. The two attorneys meet when they find themselves on opposite sides of a contentious divorce between a rock star (Michael Sheen) and his feisty fashion designer wife (Parker Posey), whose bone of contention is a magnificent Irish castle that neither are prepared to relinquish. Audrey and Daniel, one on each side of this high-profile case, travel to Ireland to take depositions on behalf of their respective clients. Once there, a mutual attraction that has slowly been developing between the two ends up in a wild and drunken night at an Irish country festival - and to their surprise and dismay they wake up the next morning to find themselves married. How will they face the impending divorce hearings - and the media circus that is sure to follow - as man and wife?

Starring:
Michael Sheen, Frances Fisher
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  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 26 minutes
Starring Michael Sheen, Frances Fisher, Parker Posey, Pierce Brosnan, Nora Dunn, Julianne Moore
Director Peter Howitt
Genres Comedy
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 20 September 2004
Main languages English

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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 31 Aug 2004
Format: DVD
"Laws of Attraction" is a romantic comedy about two high-powered divorce lawyers who are battling each other in and out of court. The movie from Hollywood history that obviously comes to mind as a reference point is "Adam's Rib" with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. But the reason this 2004 film falls short is not because it has Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore instead of Tracy and Hepburn, but because the story and screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna ("Three to Tango"), worked on by Robert Harling ("The First Wives Club"), is not even close to being in the same league as what Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon wrote for their good friends Spencer and Kate way back when.
There is nothing wrong with the casting of this film. Brosnan and Moore are both personable enough, and Frances Fisher does a nice turn as the mother of Moore's character. Brosnan is Daniel Rafferty and Moore is Audrey Woods. She is a perfectionist who is wound too tight, crying in a stall in the women's room before she goes to court, while he is so unwound that he falls asleep in court before the trial starts. The only thing they have in common is that neither one of them has ever lost a divorce case, so obviously they are perfect for each other. Audrey will be the last one to figure this out and the problem is not that this storyline is predictable, but that it is uninspiring.
This becomes clear early in the film when Daniel and Audrey go up against each other in court for the first time. She is a bit too uptight and he is a bit too laid back; the more you think about it the more you find it hard to believe either one is really undefeated in court.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bernie TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Sep 2010
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Audrey Woods (Julianne Moore) is a high-powered divorce attorney who never lost a case. She chooses to use the high road method. Seems she is up against a ruffled, anything goes method divorce attorney, Daniel Rafferty (Pierce Brosnan) that she knows nothing about. Soon the know more about each other than they want. After a rousing night and a tad, too much liquor they end up married. If anyone finds out then they will have to stay married to save his/her respective careers. Oh, no what is this on page six f the newspaper?

The story is a formula situation comedy. We can pretty much guess the different situations. However, what set this movie apart from many of the others are both the excellent actors and some pretty good one-liners. Pierce gets to be or play Irish and does well. Julianne as Audrey can stare straight through you. Any of the other characters were also three-dimensional. Frances Fisher as Sara Miller really stirs the pot.
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By Sally on 4 July 2014
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I love Pierce Brosnan so am a bit biased!! A great film to watch on a cold day with a glass of wine
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Wonderful actors - silly script.

I love Pierce but this ISN'T one of his best.

If the price drops then buy it to watch on a rainy day, but don't expect too much from it.

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By LesleyB on 25 Jun 2014
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Easy watching romantic comedy. Definitely a girls film, my husband was bored half way through. Surprised Piers Brosnan had taken on such a role.
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I watched this film and thought it would be perfect for my wife, and surely enough, she liked it. Good price too.
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This is the sort of film that you want to watch while relaxing with some hot chocolate and a packet of chocolate biscuits. Definitely enjoyed!
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By D Hilditch on 29 July 2013
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I have been looking forward to seeing this film is was a film that I really enjoyed and I would recommend this is a good film
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