Jack always lands on his feet. He lands on his feet when he marries the beautiful Sarah. He lands on his feet when he buys a luxurious new home. However, when Sarah goes into labour, he takes a tumble down the stairs and lands on his head. When he comes around he discovers he is the proud father of a baby girl, but deficient in the spouse department to the tune of 1. The hires the help of a novice nanny, but at the end of the day, it's Jack who's left holding the baby. Written by
Tim McSmythurs <Tim.McSmythurs@swindon.ericsson.se>
Is it the palpable air of 'fluffiness' that provides a warm glow... or is it Samantha Mathis... ?!
Examine the film reel by reel and I'm sure you'd be able to discern the word C.U.T.E seared indelibly into it. Yes, if you have any sort of intolerance for saccharine, you're going to hate this film like it was spawned from the Devil...
Truth be told, I don't even know why it appeals to ME so much. Every second of it is astonishingly predictable, and it's not even that funny. The mystery is how such a talented cast managed to be gathered together. They're all WAY BETTER than the material. I mean, Sir Ian Mckellan and Dame Judi Dench in such a completely unremarkable film as highly secondary characters?? Come on!
Yet, it makes me smile. It's watchable, so it serves a purpose. Maybe it's because I'm getting more sentimental as I get older, or maybe it's just because I perk up every time Samantha Mathis comes on screen. Ah, the lovely Samantha... Maybe SHE'S the reason why I like this film as much as I do... !
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