You know you're in trouble when the merch gets more play than the movie. And so it is with Julia Roberts' latest flick. Sure, she's as winning as ever with her mega-smile and braying laugh, but alas, not much to work with here. While Home Shopping Network fans can wallow in all kinds of movie tie-ins, movie-goers might feel cheated.
What's the movie about anyway? (Other than selling candles and clothes.) It was billed as one woman's journey to recapture wonder, find herself and escape a bad marriage. But audiences might walk away thinking it was about nothing more than finding Mr. Right, in this case the entrancing Javier Bardem. And as cute as he is, the Movie Slut wanted more.