Sunday, January 2, 2011

How do you know: Like pornography, you will

With a cast like this, how can you go wrong? And despite some snarky reviews, the Movie Slut knows you will love this rom-com.
So what if it's as profound as a Chinese fortune cookie.
So what if it's chock full of inane platitudes. "Don't drink to feel good. Drink to feel better." Or something like that.
So what if the plot is as inspiring as one of those new James Patterson alleged thrillers.
This movie works because Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Mark Rudd and Jack Nicholson make it work. And then there's Tony Shalhoub — hiding under a beard — and playing a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist! That's like Madonna playing the real Virgin Mary. (For those who don't remember, Shalhoub is the obsessive, compulsive sleuth on the TV series "Monk".)
Oh yeah. There's lots of fun to be had at this movie.

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