At the start of the film it's hard to like Zeta Jones's character. She's shallow and self-absorbed. It's not helped by Zeta Jones herself, always more notable for her beauty and shear charisma on the screen than her actual acting ability. Her costar is so much more likeable and three-dimensional, you just want him to move on to someone more worthy - the opposite of what the film is trying to tell you. It's not helped by a blind date near the beginning that is excrutiating to watch - I can't believe any woman would have so little self-esteem as to stick it out to the bitter end. And both leads have very poor taste in best friends. All in all, the temptation to bale out 30 minutes in was strong. However, I didn't have anything better to do and stuck with it, and I'm glad I did. I warmed to her over the course of the movie. Perhaps the director was showing that she needed to grow up, not her young boyfriend. If so he could have done a better job. The ending is nice, warm, touching, no cliches, and the film will stay with me, and I will watch it again when it's on TV.