“A relationship ending is like a death just two people know about. A whole life gets lost, everything we did together. All the places we traveled, the fights, the small moments of tenderness. ” – Louise
Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Nov 2021)
Brief Synopsis – After a woman comes home to find that her husband plans to leave her for another woman, she takes him hostage with the hope that he will change his mind.
My Take on it –This is a film that I never heard of before coming across it during my quest to watch and expand my knowledge of Meg Ryan films.
This is actually her final film (as of 2021) where she wasn’t also the director and the fact that it’s (so far) been 12 years, says quite a lot about the downward spiral in her career.
This movie has an interesting idea that despite a stellar cast fails miserably.
Meg Ryan, Tim(othy) Hutton, and Kristen Bell are all amazing actors, yet they aren’t given enough to work with here to help make thins feel more convincing in the way it all plays out.
The characters all feel far too superficial and that makes it even more difficult to truly care about what will happen to them.
The dialogue is hit and miss because some of the arguments that either side makes seem more plausible yet in the following line, that credibility is completely lost.
The reason that I put part of Hutton’s name in parenthesis earlier is because for some strange reason, this is the only movie in his filmography where he is listen as Tim in the credits of a movie.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The movie is dedicated to actor and director Adrienne Shelly, the writer of the film, who was murdered in 2006 when she caught a man, who had broken into her office, stealing money from her purse. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)
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