Newest Review: ... of a book and smartened up in the looks stakes and they seem a happy enough couple. However a run in with Anna (Julia Roberts) chang... more
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Advantages: Interesting in an odd way!
Disadvantages: Slow story and rather far fetched!
Film Only Review:
The start of the film begins set in London (well all of it is actually) with Dan (Jude Law) a frustrated writer that now writes obituries in a column being attracted to Alice (Natalie Portman) and their eyes meeting in the street. With her not watching where she is going as shes quite interested in the spectacle wearing Dan she gets run over and thats how her and Dan meet, he becomes a knight in shining armour and takes her to all the highlights in London (well sort of lol).
About a year later we catch up with them living together and her being American and an ex stripper is now settled in her life with Dan. Shes now a waitress, hes now a writer of a book and smartened up in the looks stakes and they seem a happy enough couple.
However a run in with Anna (Julia Roberts) changes all that and after a quick snog beteen her Dan after shes taken photographs of him for his book cover, he becomes slightly obsessed by her. She rebuks him knowing he's in a relationship and at this time she is seperated but there is a undenable chemistry between the pair.
In the meantime Anna meets rough round the edges Doctor Larry (Clive Owen) who meets her in an aquarium she likes to visit with him believing they've had cybersex the previous night and oddly enough him and Anna end up together.
However another year later secrets and lies come out, people backstab eachother and revenge is a best dish served cold but to who? Can Anna and Dan really be together and will Alice who starts out deeply in love with Dan still want him by the end of the film or not? Can people live happily ever after and does true love exist?
Well I didn't expect very much from this film at all to be honest and had seen some of it way, way back when it first came out in 2004 and wasn't impressed and truthfully I bought it from a chairty shop for me and my mate to watch for a pound. However I really liked this film, my mate on the other hand did not and was less than impressed with my choice lol.
The film is beautifully shot and the four main characters all act their little hearts out. I didn't like any of the characters I found them all selfish and particulary hated the characters of the two male leads. I couldn't get my head round the smart Anna getting with Larry as he was smarmy and rude but then I couldnt get why she fancied Dan so much cos he just looked so young with her and rather childish!
What I did like was all the characters chemistry with eachother and although I didn't learn much by the end of the film I enjoyed getting there. Theres a lot of sexual references particulary referred to by Larry but then I'm broad minded but I seriously loathed him by the end lol.
Its a good enough film, quite interesting but I wouldnt pay more than I did for it and it is available on Amazon.
Certificate 15 and the runtime of this is 104 minutes.
Summary: A good enough one off watch for me