This quirky and seemingly low-budget rom-com is something a bit different. At first glance it seems like it's going to be the same old date movie about a guy getting old feet before a wedding, but before long it's moved into stranger territory.
There's an uncontrollable machine that predicts parts of the future, and a violent female stalker on the loose seducing men and putting them in a coma. The odd-ness is rolled out slowly throughout the film, which gets sillier and sillier, and also gets a bit more earnest and meaningful, especially towards the end.
Simon Baker won't be winning any Oscars. At the start of the film he acts about as emotionally as a plank of wood. In a way that's the character- he's a guy to whom things happen, not a guy who makes things happen- but still, he takes "understated performance" too far and ends up under-acting. Not a great lead man. Luckily some of the female cast put in great performances, particularly Mindy Cohn as his assistant, Winona Ryder as a psycho and Leslie Bibb as the ice-cold Doctor who may or may not warm to the lead guy's charms.
Unusual and intriguing, but not something you'll watch over and over.