A slick mash-up of romantic comedy and espionage thriller that only sometimes works. There's some sharp writing and solid suspense scenes, but the litany of plot twists often makes it seem trying too hard to be clever. Clive Owen and Julia Roberts' chemistry is a bit lacking, but Paul Giamatti takes up some slack in a fun supporting role. Modestly entertaining, but doesn't come together quite as well as it should.
It was soo close to being really really good. Something didn't quite mesh between the romance and the espionage. Perhaps a few twists too many which is always a hazard in con films. Still worth a watch. The chemistry between the two leads is lovely.
EXPOSITION EXPOSITION EXPOSITION ... little bit of love and charm.... FLASHBACK EXPOSITION EXPOSITION EXPOSITION ... little bit of sex... FLASH BACK EXPOSITION FLASHBACK ... BIG REVEAL...
What the fuck is wrong with this shit. And it is NOT even a romantic comedy.The performances where pretty nice, but holy shit, talk about trying to stuff twists into a feature.. !
Julia Roberts returns to fun and exciting movies about romance and... espionage? The movie is very enjoyable and makes full use of both Julia Robers and Clive Owen, but cannot do what the Ocean's Eleven series does effortlessly and inconsistently.