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3.0 out of 5 stars
Almost, 13 Jun. 2007
This is almost a good movie. It has all the ingredients, but there are one or two serious flaws that make it less than "swept away". The first is that Kevin Costner is really quite dreary, as if he was phoning in his part. It is also implausible that he would not wear his lifejacket at the end (picky, picky). The second flaw is that the love story loses some of its energy towards the end, for reasons that are not clear. The first wife should have had a bit more of a role, given that she drags her lover down into the ocean for the temerity to pick up with another woman (cf. Rebecca).
The best thing in the film is Robin Wright Penn, who is as beautiful as a shower of gold. It is completely implausible that her first husband, or any man in his right mind, would have left her.