Description: Two New York divorce lawyers trade barbs in and out of
court. Rivalry, chemistry, and excessive amounts of alcohol lead to marriage and
The director, Peter Howitt, said that he took his inspiration from the
stylish and witty romances of the 40's - think Spencer Tracy and Katherine
Hepburn in Adam's Rib. He succeeds handily in bringing the same feeling to this
modern romantic comedy. Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan are gorgeous and
smart. They trade insults and banter with ease. The flow of dialogue accents the
chemistry between the characters and I was delighted to cheer for their happy
Also, Pierce Brosnan is utterly delicious. Even in his messy suits and
rumpled hair, he's lickable. In keeping with the 40's feel, Brosnan's character
is the emotional, romantic one, while Moore's is hard-nosed and career-focused.
Brosnan delivers his sentimental lines with any sappiness or annoying feminity.
You can feel good giving into the mushy bits after the sparks have flown. You
can also laugh out loud when Frances Fisher steals the show as the mother of
I'd definitely recommend this for anyone who enjoys romantic comedies, Pierce
Brosnan, or Tracy/Hepburn style banter. It's a must see if you enjoy all three.