Comedy, 108 Minutes, 2011
I’m not a big fan of Ashton Kutcher but I’m a huge fan of Natalie Portman so it kind of balances out. Unfortunately they spend a lot of time in this movie trying to make her unlikable but luckily that’s impossible.
The movie itself is exactly what you’d expect from a modern romantic comedy… perhaps slightly better than average (something exclusively due to Portman). Everybody is pretty, there’s no surprises and you already know how it ends.
There’s actually a really interesting Kevin Kline performance here and a bizarrely understated minor role by an almost unrecognizable Cary Elwes. Lake Bell, who is almost always underrated, also gets some decent scenes.
So overall I guess I have to say I liked it more than I disliked it. It’s not art, but how much really is?