Brett is an associate book editor, hoping to make full editor soon. She is however, terribly unsure of herself. She lives her life the same way she edits book - with a pencil, writing, erasing, writing again (sometimes even the same thing again) and having serious doubts. Then she meets big-time editor Archie, who just happens to be twice her own age. There relationship evolves to a professional teacher/student relationship and a romantic relationship as well.
I enjoyed this romantic comedy more than I had anticipated. It is as soggy romantic as I had dreaded, but more the kind of movie, where you laugh and end up recgonizing bits and pieces from your own life. Who hasn't ended reassurance in a relationship or professionally? Who hasn't felt the serious doubt about what they were doing? Who hasn't been compelled to take charge, even if they do it poorly and reach some point of independence?
I would also like to compliment the performances from Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin. They are fabulous together in "Suburban girl".
Oh yes, I have to say, that the dialogue is witty and wonderful, full of literary references. It is nice to see a romantic comedy where they use words with three syllables or more.
Yes, this is a romantic comedy for Sunday afternoons on the couch, but it will make you want to break out and be independent.