I am gradually warming up to Gwyneth Paltrow, and this movie did a lot for her credibility in my books. It was well acted, avoiding the tendency to overdramatize and overemotionalize the conflict scenes. There was a great deal of charm in Ms. Paltrow’s characters, there was also a great deal of chemistry between the actors themselves. A very well written and directed movie, it was a pleasure to watch. I actually ended up seeing it twice in two days and thoroughly enjoyed it both times. It was realistic enough to be believable and constructed with subtlety that shone through, pulling the viewer along with the mindset of the main character, Helen. The storyline was commonplace, the events with a heavy grounding in reality and without the overbearing ‘in-your-face’ emotional syrup of “Sleepless in Seattle”. A very touching story that just goes to show that no matter what you do, there is no way to trick fate, no escaping your destiny. After all, no one expects the Spanish Inquisition.

Rating 7.5 Very nice movie. Just the right amount of emotion and humour.
Theatre / Video Video. It would have been worth the theatre cost.
Rewind / Return I would see it again, I have already seen it twice, but I love the subtle flow.
Highlight The guy in the pub. He just cracked me up. What are friends for? Honesty.
Favorite Quote “So what is he then?”
“A wanker.”
“No, I mean what sign…”

“In fact, they should be called ‘The Foetals’ “