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The Californians (2005)
Surprisingly sophisticated for a romantic comedy
I agree with baxterp and really don't have much more to say, although I can't resist saying something.
Too many movie critics are overly impressed with movies that convey a one sided political perspective and fail to notice how one sided and underdeveloped the characters in such films tend to be. Think Syriana, The American President, The Insider, Erin Brockovich.
What is clever about The Californians is that an ostensibly demonized character, a housing developer, has a sympathetic and warm side, while his sister, an environmental activist, has a jealous and vindictive streak. Even the roles of "developer" and "activist" were shown to have multiple facets.
Finally, the love story between Gavin and Zoe was nicely woven into the above plot twists.
A true sleeper only appreciated by those not blinded by political activism.