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Enjoyable Girls' Film with a Nice Cast
on 26 March 2018
This is the kind of film you don't want to take too seriously. Something to watch on a girls' night in or on your own when you need a bit of fluffy escapism with a relatable female lead and a suitably hunky male love interest. Ashley Judd and Hugh Jackman work just fine.
The story has been done a thousand times before and will be done as many times again, but hey, it works. Jane (Judd) works in the cynical environment of a daytime talk show, and she hasn't found love yet. Her impossibly attractive male co-worker Eddie (Jackman) is a womanizer of the first order. In walks sensitive and caring Ray (Greg Kinnear), who has just broken up with his girlfriend. Immediate attraction between Jane and Ray. Hey presto, Jane is in a relationship with Ray. And gets dumped. Stuck for a place to live, she ends up moving in with Eddie. There is quite a bit of fun with these two mismatched flatmates and a few twists and turns before the film winds its way to the predictable ending.
It's an entertaining little film with rather a good cast. Besides the above mentions leads, there is Ellen Barkin with a rather fun performance as talk show host Diane and Marisa Tomei as Jane's bbf Liz. Yeah, go on, curl up on the settee with the dog and the tipple of your choice and enjoy.
The DVD is fine. There are subtitles for those who may need them. Also included are the following extra features:
- Director's Commentary
- 8 Deleted Scenes
- 4 TV Spots
- Theatrical Trailer