Number of Times Seen – Twice (8 Mar 2011 and 9 Mar 2021)
Brief Synopsis – A former female softball star tries to get on with her life after being cut from the National team.
My Take on it – Fun rom-com that works better due to the great performances by the three leads.
Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson are able to give us a great love triangle here because we can see the various issues that each have yet, they still manage to work along the way in keeping us wondering how things will go.
In his final film role, as of now, Jack Nicholson steals every scene he is in with his very verbal supporting role which keeps things even more engaging.
The way that they gloss over certain legal aspects of the plot works to this film’s advantage because it keeps things intriguing on the one hand, yet also doesn’t bore the audience with lots and lots of legalese along the way.
Like most romantic comedies, the story and plot are quite predictable and the audience knows where things will be heading, but the journey to those places is what keeps things more enjoyable to watch as it all unfolds.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – One of the lesser known “big box-office bombs of all time”; the budget spiraled up to $120 million due to high salary demands of its principal cast and director (around $50 million), a lengthy production, as well as a costly re-shoot for the beginning and the ending. Coupled with marketing costs, the movie lost an estimated $105 million. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)
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