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Love the boots......
on 4 February 2015
Mary Horowitz writes crossword puzzles for the Sacramento Herald. She's loquacious to a fault. When kids at a career day make fun of her for being single, she accepts a blind date with Steve, the cameraman for a CNN-like news network.
Within minutes she decides he's the man for her. He's quickly put off by her constant verbiage and over-the-top advances; he makes an off-hand remark about going on the road with her, and splits.
She's moonstruck, writes a sappy crossword puzzle, loses her job, and decides to follow him as the news team crisscrosses the Southwest; Steve's team eggs her on....
I can see why people hate this film. For one, Bullock isn't her usual romantic comedy self, she's neurotic on the verge of psychotic, and she looks terribly old in this, looking like a mother who is trying to look the same age as her teenage daughter, so wrong for the role.
And then others are complaining about the lack of chemistry between Cooper and Bullock, well...isn't that the whole point of the film, him not wanting to be near her?
Even though the film is stupid, and with a lot of the jokes, you can see the punchline coming a mile off, it's still watchable and some parts enjoyable.
Church is hilarious in his role and seems to be enjoying himself, and as are the rest of the cast, it's just Bullock is pushing her looks a little bit now, no offence, but you are a little old for the boots and the clothes now..