Monday, March 16, 2009


Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kevin Connolly, Justin Long, Drew Barrymore

Let's all admit it, we have all been in the same scenarios as the characters in this film during several points in our adult dating life. From the one who waits eternally for that 'follow up' phone call, the one stuck in a relationship that goes nowhere and most especially the only single person left who has to attend family gathering and weddings of friends and relatives.

This film composed of several characters whose lives are intertwined with each other is set in Baltimore but it carries a universal theme. The various travails and pitfalls of trying to form a relationship, being in a relationship and how to get out of a relationship without losing one's dignity in the process.

Essentially it is a fun movie to watch. No major plot crisis to worry about. No hateful villains to make the lives of the little melee of ensemble characters, miserable. Yes, even those guys who don't return phone calls seemed harmless in this film. A situational romantic comedy with an interesting enough bunch of characters whose stories could have provided more than enough materials to turn into 3 different movies. But since their stories were intertwined, happy endings were to be predictably expected. I like how each character simply contributed their part to the story without overshadowing the other characters.

My one observation is how Bradley Cooper was a miscast as Jennifer Connelly's husband. If I am not mistaken he is a tad younger than her. But that's a minor oversight. He is such a cutie to watch. Teehee!

2 popcorn buckets:

Em Dy said...

Agree with Bradley Cooper being a cutie. Perhaps the two were cast as husband and wife precisely to highlight the difference in personalities. One is fun and the other is the complete opposite. He he.

D@phn3 L@ur@ said...

Em Dy you have a good point hehe

I think that she was probably fun during the early stages of their marriage. And her husband said he only married her because they were together for so long and marriage was the 'right' thing to do in their case. Ouch! That statement alone explained everything. Not that it justifies his infidelity but I guess he somehow lost interest in his wife.


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