John Krasinski tries to hold the film together despite having little help from either Moore or Williams. Unfortunately, Krasinski and Moore have absolutely no romantic chemistry, although it is certainly not for Krasinski's lack of effort. Moore is wrapped tighter than an airport sandwich; she could no more give herself to Krasinski in a passionate screen kiss, her body yielding and pressed against him, her arms around his neck, her open mouth melting with his, than she could walk on water. Moore was 23 when this film was made, and since she clearly has not developed the ability to be a romantic lead, she probably never will. She may be a great hit in the youth, family and religious markets, but years from now Moore will likely be remembered simply as another boring, passionless, good-girl actress like Jennifer Aniston. If you want to see Robin Williams play a kind, compassionate, noble, endearing figure, watch Good Will Hunting or Bicentennial Man. Do not waste your time on this film. You will regret it and you will never get the 90 minutes of your life back.
Labels: comedy, romance
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