CAST

Janeane Garofalo
Uma Thurman
Ben Chaplin
Jamie Foxx
James McCaffrey
Richard Coca
Stanley DeSantis
DIRECTED BY

Michael Lehmann
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"You burp and guys think its adorable. You puke and they line up to hold your hair back."
Time: 97 mins.
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Romantic Comedy
SYNOPSIS: A successful veternarian & radio show host with low self-esteem asks her model friend to impersonate her when a handsome man wants to date her.

BOTTOM LINE: An enchanting romantic comedy that goes a little too out of its way to prove Garofalo's worthiness as a leading lady. Almost all women, movie stars or not, pale in comparison to Uma Thurman, so why point out the obvious? In some instances, their physical differences are used to wonderful comic effect, however, mostly it makes the message "that looks aren't everything" a bit trite. Yet it's the comic chemistry between the ladies that keeps this romantic tale of mistaken identity on its' feet. Despite appearances, they both have issues with men and these scenes are played with real honesty and humor. Chaplin plays the object of Garofalo's affection, a man she believes is way out of her league. He's initially attracted to her personality – they first chat on her radio talk show about pets – but is thrilled when she supposedly turns out to be Thurman. Comedy ensues as both ladies fall for him while trying to keep him from finding out the truth. Thurman, because no one's ever treated her like she was smart, and Garofalo because he appreciates her mind over her body. Chaplin is the perfect foil – sweet, charming, smart and sensitive. The plot is clearly unrealistic, but it provides each of the leads a chance to showcase their comic talents. Light, romantic fluff that's more endearing than it should be thanks to Garofalo and Thurman.