Starring: John Cusack, Molly Shannon, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, John Corbett

Directed by: Peter Chelsom

Produced by: Tapestry Films

Distributed by: Miramax

Genre: romance

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B+ B+ B+
Review by Xibo Date seen: September 29, 2001
Viewing Location: Newport Grade: B+
Summary: Good movie, but doesn't live up to my hopes.
Jeremy Piven returns as supporting actor to Cusack, and proves that he is definitely an up-and-coming actor that we should keep an eye on. I think he did a great job in Grosse Pointe Blank, and he plays a similar role here. Cusack does he usual adorable self, but struggles against an absurd script, especially Kate Beckinsale's character. She wants him, she doesn't want him, she make him jump through hoops and play games with fate, instead of just being a normal, sane human being... why is he so attracted to such a lunatic?

Aside from that issue, the movie is adorable. Molly Shannon plays the supporting actress to Beckinsale, continuing in her desperate attempts to be recognized as a real actress in her post-SNL career. Keep trying, Molly!

One of my favorite parts of the movie was that it was filmed in New York City, and I recognized many of the settings for the scenes. There was one odd part where they did an overview shot and panned up to show the downtown area, but through the magic of computers they put haze over that area, so you wouldn't see the WTC. Go figure.  

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