Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lucky Seven (2003) [PG-13] ***


Amy Myer is seven and living on Washington's picturesque Puget Sound with her father and her mother, who, sadly, is dying of cancer. Before she passes away, however, she gives Amy some guidelines for her future, in the form of a time line on paper - adventures to take (summer camp, European travel), goals to accomplish (college, law school), boyfriends to experience, and most importantly, marrying boyfriend number seven.

Now, it is twenty years later, and Amy (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) has followed her mother's time line. She's a workaholic attorney living in Seattle, and she's just dumped boyfriend number five. Then she meets Daniel (Brad Rowe), a handsome, driven venture capitalist who seems perfect for her. The problem is that Daniel is boyfriend number six on the time line, not number seven. Conveniently, Peter (Patrick Dempsey), the manager of a local bagel shop, has asked Amy to be his pretend girlfriend at a wedding on Orcas Island. So Amy decides that Peter will be boyfriend number six, so Daniel can be number seven.

As Amy and Peter spend time together, Amy begins to realize how much she likes Peter, dislikes her job, and longs for a change. What she learns and how it impacts her life makes up the third act of this charming romantic comedy. Screenwriting is excellent, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Patrick Dempsey have great romantic chemistry. If you've enjoy light romantic comedy, you won't want to miss Lucky Seven.

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