As the screenwriter/producer (along with frequent collaborator and then-spouse Charles Shyer) of some of the best-known comedies of the 1980s and ‘90s, Nancy Meyers could, at least in part, be credited with providing screen starlet Goldie Hawn with a couple of the bubbly actress’s late-career signature roles. Later moving into directing with the popular Disney remake The Parent Trap (1998), Meyers entered into a successful new phase in her career that would yield such hit romantic comedies as What Women Want and Something’s Gotta Give.
The Pennsylvania, PA native received her higher education at Washington, D.C.‘s American University before relocating to Los Angeles as a story editor for Rastar Productions in 1972. Subsequent studies at UCLA eventually led Meyers to enter show business as an assistant director and production manager. Her keen observation of the human condition prompted Meyers to try her hand at screenwriting, resulting in scripts for such popular sitcoms as… read more
It's worldview is simple, and it goes for the easy joke all the time. That being said, it's funny, and while he may not be a good human being I don't see how someone can watch What Women Want and deny how charming Mel Gibson is, or that he has darn great comedic timing. Nancy Meyers will never be a fave of mine, but she sure can make a good flick...
Nancy Meyers continues her tradition of rich comedies with a role that is wonderfully suited for Gibson who elevates the role of a career chauvinist advertising executive who finds love in the least likely of places while fumbling the role of father, ex-husband and just about everything else. This is a fun film that doesn't take any risks but it doesn't need to. Leaps and bounds above recent rom-com bomb shells.