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I Could Never Be Your Woman (DVD)
Member Name: mrbusy62
I Could Never Be Your Woman (DVD)
Date: 29/09/09, updated on 29/09/09 (23 review reads)
Advantages: funny, romantic.....not just just a chick flick
Disadvantages: it is still a chick flick
The old cliché of 'Don't judge a book by its cover' rings true with this one. Only it was a DVD cover on this occasion. Picture the scene, skint, two days to payday and depressed. And then your wife spies a £5 DVD in Asda the plotline of which sounds dull and the casting average. You scour the shelves for an alternative but she stands firm...................
And so, a few hours later you are sitting down with a glass of wine, cause heavens knows you're going to need it!, and put the movie on.
I COULD NEVER BE YOUR WOMAN is a romantic comedy about Rosie, a mother who falls for Adam, a younger man, and her daughter Izzie who falls in love for the first time. An acerbic Mother Nature meddles in their fates. (From IMDB)
I had no expectations with this film, and I think that is the best way to approach it. I don't find it hilariously funny in bits. The script writers clearly had fun and there are subtle stabs at films such as 'Clueless', and a few snide remarks about 'Dawson's Creek', and two brilliant spoofs of Britney Spears and Alanis Morrisete. There is some good crass bloke humour courtesy mostly of Paul Rudd who at times seems separate from action. Mostly because he is better than the script. As is Michelle Pfeiffer. I reckon she took this job to pay an old tax bill. Still she sails through script and portrays an almost believable flaky nearly 40 something in search of love before her biological clock crashes to a halt.
Tracey Ulman plays a surreal mother nature and while she is amusing I think Michelle Pfeiffer could have carried it off herself. The star of this DVD is the young daughter, Izzie. She has a head on her many years older. She delivers her lines effortlessly and they are hilarious. She rights spoofs of famous songs that are very near the bone, but very funny. There is a well placed line about sending your son to the Neverland Ranch that had me in stitches. The same can be said of the Barbie and Ken scenes. They are just hilarious. And when Izzie asks her mum how do you make a negative number Rosie responds take away it's Prozac and put it with some smaller numbers. Genius!!! So the script is strong for the key characters. Not so much for the others, but really, who cares about them anyway.
The rest of the cast is a who's who of British actors; Graham Norton makes an appearance, Mitchell, form Mitchell and Webb, MacKenzie Crook, Peter Polycarpou. They all play their parts well and add the much needed background humour to allow the stars to shine.
All in, I was very pleasantly surprised by this film. I did laugh out loud and replayed a few scenes as I had missed some of the dialogue (I laugh loudly). Watch the extras with the golf cart!!!
This is not a film for young kids, the certificate is there for a reason but if you don't find bits funny then I would suggest you check for a pulse.
Summary: humourous take on dating for men and women of all ages.