In the Land of Women (2007)

“I don’t wanna miss the part where I actually get to know you. ” – Lucy Hardwicke

Number of Times Seen – 1 (9 Nov 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A writer trying to get a break from his life, travels to visit his grandmother and befriends the women in the house across the street.

My Take on it – Great idea that just doesn’t work at all.

Adam Brody is weak in the lead role here and they never seem to give his character enough time to truly bond in a believable way with any of his co-stars.

Meg Ryan is always a delight to watch, and the character she plays here is very different from ones in his arsenal which adds something to this performance, but unfortunately even that isn’t enough.

Kristen Stewart also isn’t given enough to do with her characters which also hurts things a bit too much.

The story moves along at a very slow pace and never manages to really reach a level where the viewer really wants to care about any of the characters or about what will happen to them which is a shame because the potential here is so much greater than is actually realized.

The bets part of this movie tho is Olympia Dukakis in a small, yet hilarious performance as Brody’s grandmother and she truly steals every scene that she appears in.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In the scene where Carter, Lucy and Paige are trying to pick a movie at the theater, one of their choices is “The Age of Adeline” which wasn’t released until 2015. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)


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