A widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru, falls for the hotel florist where his seminar is given, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.
A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo find themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure.
Kate is working on a career at Mercer Advertising but is passed up for promotion because she's 'not stable enough', still being single and having no ties to the company. A story is made up about her being engaged to Nick, a guy whom she just met at a friend's wedding, and all seems to work out well for Kate. She even gets the attention of a colleague she had always wanted, but events soon take a dramatic turn, forcing her to 'present' her alleged fiance to her boss. Written by
A seemingly small movie yet it's beyond charming, it has heart. Don't
dismiss this as an expanded version of the TV series Jennifer is in, she's
what she is, yet she fits into this story so well, playing opposite Jay Mohr
and Kevin Bacon, with Ileanna Douglas as her best friend and Olympia Dukakis
as her mom it's Jennifer Aniston perfect.
The heart may not be evident in the beginning, especially with Jennifer's
central character, but hang in there, heart becomes more and more ever
present as you follow the story closely. My appreciation for the nuances of
this movie did not come deeper until I sat through it again on cable over
the weekend. I remember I liked the movie in general and that Jay Mohr gave
a very good performance he's just as becoming as Jennifer is. They do seem
like a perfect pair.
This could be a date movie: especially for a single young woman with career
ambitions (here it is in advertising), who thinks she can be self-sufficient
without any ties or warmth from others, including mom. It is very much a
city woman movie. It is maybe for the 20 to 30 something's, yet there are
lessons in loving that anyone can take away with. Essentially, it is about
how we can take for granted the people around us and not realize the little
things in life that are free and in abundance for us to receive and enjoy
if we would only open our eyes, pause - truly listen, and let the heart do
Trivia: There was a play on the movie title as it first appears and appears
again. Ha! Have fun and enjoy.
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