I am so glad my dvd player did me a favour and stopped this dvd short for me (although not short enough!). I was so surprised to see that this has so many positive write-ups, I really can't see why.
This film is cliched to the max. White powerful, single-minded career woman who has had her tubes cut at 17 and is a man-eater. Guess what happens to her? You would think that such a wordly wise and educated woman would want to protect againstSTI's all the same?!
Her boss who falls hook line and sinker despite a clinical sex scene where she calls him 'old man'! Where do these attorney's get their time? She visit's him at home, and of course they have the stereotypical black family scene- loads of people laughing, drinking, eating and kids running around. Like every black family has a large family they always have around. Pleeeaaaaaase!
Her neighbour of course falls for her because his wife is 9 months pregnant.
Then Annette Benning's character who is just completely unlikeable. She is cold, rude, dismissive, judgemental just horrible. Yet a brief explaination as to why she is so mean and she bags her man. Unreal.
The scenes with the young mother giving up her child for adoption and the adopting parents/mum are just cringe worthy. I wonder if the writer of this film was angry when he wrote this?
The editing is so poor. Characters go from drinking wine in one scene, flip to next they're not. Hair in different styles in each clip. The list goes on. So distracting.
This is not for me, typical big screen drivel which even having been spared the ending, I know what happens. Happy endings all round.