In Boulder, Colorado, Grady, who comes from an old money family but who has struck out on his own as a half owner of a fly fishing business, has just unexpectedly passed. Beyond her extreme grief, Gray, his loving fiancée, the two who were to be married in only a couple of days, is placed in a difficult position as they had no assets in their joint names, and without a will she is legally left with nothing of his except the engagement ring, one half of a family heirloom set along with the wedding ring she was about to receive, the engagement ring which his mother, Ellen, would like back. Gray cannot even afford to live in the rental house she and Grady were to live in, and as such, she, at least in the short term, moves into Grady's old room with his two roommates and best friends, Dennis, Grady's quiet, straight-laced business partner, and somewhat clueless Sam, a copywriter of sorts with Celestial Seasonings Tea. The fourth in that buddy friendship is Fritz, a Los Angeles based ...Written by
The truth about this movie is that it's simply just good. It's just likable, even though you really don't want it to be. Jennifer Garner did a fine job in her lead role- she is a beautiful and very talented actress. It's not a movie about her, though. This is, at heart, an ensemble film.
And that's part of what makes it great. The supporting cast is all good in their particular roles. Timothy Olyphant, Sam Jaeger, Fiona Shaw all turn in nice and effective performances. The two who really steal the show, though, are Kevin Smith and Juliette Lewis. They make the movie. I can't imagine it without them.
It really is better than you want it to be. The ending is not great- it's definitely not what you really want. However, in a way, that's what the movie is about. Life is not a fairytale or perfection. Life is a journey, with success, loss, heartbreak, and, if you are lucky, true happiness.
Yeah, this is a good movie.
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