An underwhelming story that has structure, comedy, and romance problems but a really terrific premise: Two women who have recently been betrayed in love switch houses (and cultures) and learn to love again. Kinda.
Story Analysis & Ratings:
Lucy says: 1.5 Pops ~ Meh. This movie might have been cute, but I just don’t care. Too long, too self-indulgent, too uninteresting. I don’t even dislike it enough to hate it. It’s just… meh. Which is worse. Although Jude Law was cute, and he has a cow, so there’s that.
Lucy’s rating breakdown: Structure: 1, Comedy: 1, Romance: 2
Jenny says: 2 Pops ~ Cut an hour of fat, rewrite the dialogue so it sparkles, make the characterization three-dimensional, deepen the relationships, and arc the plot, and you’d have yourself a movie here.
Jenny’s rating breakdown: Structure: 2, Comedy: 1 Romance: 1
Blog Poll Rating: TBD
Story: Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love. Release Date: Dec. 6, 2006 Writer: Nancy Meyers