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Laws of Attraction

Description: Two New York divorce lawyers trade barbs in and out of court. Rivalry, chemistry, and excessive amounts of alcohol lead to marriage and eventually love.

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 ending.

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 Moore's character.

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.

 
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