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A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist, lived before writing a renowned children's book. Acclimating to his position, ... See full summary »
Joshua Michael Stern
When a man and woman flirt with each other at a wedding reception, the sexual tension seems spontaneous. As they break from the party to a hotel room, the flirtation turns into a night filled with passion and remorse.
Helena Bonham Carter,
Bill is unhappy: he has married a banker's daughter and has a dead end job at the bank; his wife Jess is tied to daddy's wallet; and, Bill is developing a gut from lack of exercise and constantly eating candy bars. He dreams of buying a donut franchise to be independent of Jess's dad. Bill is roped into a mentoring program at his old prep school, assigned a smart-mouthed kid who pops up when least expected. When Jess starts an affair with Chip, a local TV personality and vain Rob Lowe look-alike, it sends Bill, the kid, and a young sales clerk from a lingerie shop on a quest to win back Jess and get the donuts. What about self-respect?Written by
Fun and a good message (if not a little wet behind the ears)
Bill is you standard dude - a job he hates and a wife who is a cheating brat who is reliant on her daddy. She ain't gonna change buddy!
Bill remains dignified through and Aaron Eckhart does a good job in getting us to sympathize with his character and root for him to find happiness.
I gave it 6/10 because of his chemistry with the actor who plays the young cheeky lad. Their banter is enjoyable to watch and also quite refreshing. In my opinion that's the best thing about the film - their friendship. They help each other grow in different ways and learn things about life.
It's quite a funny film without having to rely on cheap and crass humour - it succeeds in being funny on it's own wit and charm.
The casting is excellent and it's definitely worth a watch for the array of talented actors/actresses therein.
All in all it is an enjoyable, charming little movie, with a few drawbacks (we wish he would be more mad at his wife!!!) but give it a chance - you will enjoy it for the cast and the chemistry between characters.
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