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Julianne Moore
Pierce Brosnan
Michael Sheen
Parker Posey
Frances Fisher
Nora Dunn
Johnny Myers
Mike Doyle

Peter Howitt



Time: 90 mins.
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Romantic Comedy

SYNOPSIS: High-powered New York divorce attorneys Daniel Rafferty and Audrey Woods have seen love gone wrong in all its worst case scenarios. Competitive overdrive lands them on opposite sides of a high-profile case, while a desperate desire for real love finds them unwittingly married. To save their reputations, they have to go on with the courtroom battle while pretending to have discovered marital bliss.

BOTTOM LINE: With two attractive, talented actors like Brosnan and Moore this film should have sparkled with intelligence, wit and sexual chemistry – much like the film it's modeled after, ADAM'S RIB, does. While it has it's moments and the stars do spark, the main plot is too silly and convoluted to give their characters any real depth or conviction. The couple they're battling over – a crazy, spoiled rock star and his bitter, flighty wife (played with over-the-top glee by Sheen and Posey) – are more ridiculous than real, therefore failing to making their struggles for each to garner a win for their client almost pointless. Besides the money and the innate desire to stick it to their main competition, Daniel and Audrey are smart enough to know this case is beneath them, but it's the only one they've got so the audience must join the circus. When the story focuses on them and their attempts to forge a real relationship after their inpromptu wedding, it's sweet, romantic and entertaining. You never doubt that Brosnan's charm is going to break the ice queen's resolve and he makes you wish you were the one he was trying to crack. Fewer shenanigans and a more believable case, that made them dig deep emotionally and intellectually to win, would have made this film one to watch. As it stands only Brosnan/Moore fans need bother.

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