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Laws of Attraction (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  30 April 2004 (USA)
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Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.



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This is the story of two New York divorce attorneys who are often competing against each other, but end up in a relationship nonetheless. When they get married, can they avoid the same issues at home that lead people to provide them business at work? One of the central cases in the story is the heavily-publicized divorce of a rock star from his wife... Written by

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Love can be quite a trial. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las reglas de la seducción  »

Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,728,905 (USA) (30 April 2004)


$174,177 (Germany) (17 June 2005)

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A popular Dublin newspaper printed a full-page article on how insulting this film was towards Irish people, depicting them as a stereotype, on the day of its release in Ireland. See more »


When Audrey first meets Serena outside the rock concert Serena's bracelet on her left arm is unclasped. It's unclasped for many shots, but when Audrey gives Serena her card, the bracelet is clasped. See more »


Audrey: Each case I handle convinces me further that marraige is dead in the water.
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Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »


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Performed by Temple Bush Ceili Band
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Published by Squirrel Music
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Good, but it should have been better
11 July 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

You ever watch a movie that under normal circumstances you'd think was great and wonderful, but there is something about the movie that keeps you from fully enjoying it? It gets sort of stuck between being great and being good, so ends up in neither place, and you end up liking but not loving the movie. Ultimately the movie falls into abyss of "almost", and you very quickly forget it altogether.

Such is the curse of Laws of Attraction, a really good movie that's just sort of there. Half way into the movie I was wondering to myself why I wasn't connecting more with the movie since its funny, well acted, and very charming in all of the right ways. Somehow despite being able to see the quality I stopped caring what happened.

Can I recommend this romantic comedy about lawyers in love? Yes, its sweet and light and everything a good romantic comedy should be except memorable.

Rent it or wait for cable, but give it shot.

7 out of 10.

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