Newest Review: ... values and aspirations in favour of marriage and children. With corny twists and swerves, the context of the film leaves much to the imag... more
The Perfect Cocktail?
Member Name: Jelboy18
Advantages: Strong Onscreen Relationship
Disadvantages: Weak Storyline with holes in context
The quintessential love story; Cocktail embodies all that is wrong with the romcom genre. A fresh-faced bartender with a thirst for wealth and fortune ends up betraying his earlier indicated moral values and aspirations in favour of marriage and children. With corny twists and swerves, the context of the film leaves much to the imagination. It's a fickle world we live in, that the protagonist can leave behind a solid passionate relationship with the woman he loves in order to court an older and richer counterpart for the sake of a bet. There is no explanation for the stories' resolution. It appears that 'Trust' is earned without reason. The ending of the film is a complete contradiction of all you learn within the first hour. When you finally finish the film, ask yourself "how does he have the money?"
On a positive note, the audience will become engrossed with the male camaraderie and playfullness of both Cruise and Brown. The film is a guilty pleasure and will remain a cult favourite for all Cruise fans. In no way should the corny context deter future viewers.
Summary: Love story ending happily ever after.