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4.0 out of 5 stars Understatedly Funny- A pleasant surprise for a Blockbuster exclusive!, 12 Jun. 2008
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This review is from: I Could Never Be Your Woman [DVD] (DVD)
'You're not even in your thirties!'
'Well, neither are you...'

I watched this film recently and was a little dubious regarding it not giong to the bign screen, but was really pleasantly surprised by this little gem.

Unsurprisingly, this film has an unmistakeable 'Clueless' feel to it- lots of smart, sassy quips from the writers- you'll know what I mean if you've seen Clueless, not to mention the inclusion of old-timers Paul Rudd and Stacey Dash. Having these two in the same film could have been risky, as the movie could have easily become just a Clueless reunion, but with a very witty and entertaining script, and great entertainment and on-screen chemistry from Rudd and Pfeifer, it succeeds in its own right.

Michelle Pfeifer stars as Rosie, a young at heart, vivacious screen-writer for a teens' tv programme 'You go, Girl!'. She meets Adam (Paul Rudd), when he auditions for a part. Adam is a genuine guy, wildly funny and entertaining, and makes a beeline for Rosie. Rosie, while succumbing to his charm, is ever conscious -thanks to little digs from Mother Nature (Tracy Ullman)- that she is considerably older than him. Adam won't be put off though, and even with the cunning manipulative ploys of Rosie's bitchy secretary to contend with, he's determined to show her that age doesn't really matter when it comes to love. Of course, this genre is always going to appeal to women more than men, but even my boyfriend conceded that it was 'quite good' when I forced him to watch it with me!

I can't praise Paul Rudd enough in this film- he makes the best of an opportunity to be the star, show his incredibly versatility and prove what a very, very funny guy he can be. Pfeifer is lovely, too, genuinely likeable and looking fabulous at forty, it has to be said. Saoirse Ronan (Atonement) turns out an excellent performance as Rosie's daughter Izzy, especially given her British roots. Stacey Dash and Sarah Alexander (from the English show Smack the Pony) also get a lot of laughs for their respective roles.

The only criticisms I made of the whole production was that firstly, I felt the Mother Nature story-line a but unnecessary- and Tracy Ullman's dry wit is ovwershadowed somehwat by Rudd's humour. Also, I thought the name of the film was an odd choice- 'I could never be your woman' is a bit of a mouth-full, and not really on par with waht happens in the movie. Even so, it's still a worthy film, with a great soundtrack to boot.
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Initial post: 27 Jun 2008 10:32:37 BDT
molly says:
Just for your information, Saoirse Ronan does not have any "British" roots. She comes from a town called Carlow, in Ireland!.

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Last edited by the author on 2 Apr 2014 23:35:29 BDT
gilbert says:
But was born in New York. Admittedly, her own accent is Irish and when I asked my Canadian sister what she thought of her accent in The Lovely Bones she was puzzled by the question because she wasn't aware that it wasn't Ronan's own accent, so she must be pretty good.
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