OK, so this movie was SLAMMED by the critics, and after seeing it that doesn't surprise me, but I don't necessarily agree with them......
Synopsis: Spencer is a government agent who hates his job. He wants to settle down and live a normal life. Jen is a recently dumped gal who never does anything exciting or out of the ordinary. One day in France (while Jen is on a vaca with the folks and Spencer is on a "mission") the two meet and fall madly in love. Spencer keeps the truth about his job a secret. They get married and the movie really starts about three years after. Stuff happens, she finds out, yada yada yada.
Cast: I like Ashton Kutcher, and though he's no "A-List" actor, I enjoyed him AND his hot shirtless scenes! (Yes there IS more than one!) But really, I liked his character. Despite my severe dislike for Katherine Heigl, I wasn't repulsed by her in this movie. She's a good actress and delivered some funny lines. We get to see Tom Selleck and Catherine O'Hara as Jen's parents. Selleck is just OK, but Catherine O'Hara is seriously funny playing a woman a little too fond of the alcohol. She was my favorite part of the movie.
Thoughts: While this obviously is not the best movie in the world, I thought it was going to be the worst. Like I said earlier, the critics were ruthless with this one, along with many IMDB reviews. So I left my brain at the door, thinking my IQ might drop a few points if I brought it with me. I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I thought it was funny, and though cliche, the actors make it work. I wasn't a fan of the "twist" thrown in, partially because you see it coming a mile away and partially because after it's revealed, the movie falls flat.
All in all, it's a good movie. If you are saving pennies, wait til you can redbox it (or better yet, support your local rental store! Help out the "little man" if you can!) If you are in the mood for a big screen movie, go see it in theaters.....but see a matinee. Don't spend more than you need to on this film. Like I said, I did very much enjoy it but I am not going to lie, when I began writing this review I had to pull up the movie's IMDB page just to remember the characters' names. That should tell you something.
Final score: 5 out of ten (note that probably 2 of those points are contributed to Ashton Kutcher's shirtlessness.)
Next week: The A-Team. Until then, peace!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Posted by Dusty at 10:16 PM