2003, Paramount. Directed by Donald Petrie. Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Bebe Neuwirth, Robert Klein.
Decent Films Ratings
Content advisory: Some sex-related humor and depictions of nonmarital affairs, including a non-explicit bedroom scene played for laughs (no explicit nudity); brief profanity and crude language; brief violence and menace.
At this writing I have not yet been able to do a full write-up for this movie. Pending a full review, here is a snapshot capsule from my National Catholic Register "Take Five" column. — SDG
By Steven D. Greydanus
Take One: Romantic-comedy vehicle shuttles between two romantic plots, one involving a novelist (Luke Wilson) and a stenographer (Kate Hudson), the other involving characters in the novel he’s writing.
Take Two: The big problem: Neither set of romantic entanglements is actually romantic, and neither set of characters is interesting. Nonmarital affairs in both storylines include an energetic though non-explicit bedroom scene played for laughs.
Final Take: Another misfire from the once-reliable Reiner, Alex and Emma is occasionally amusing but never makes you care.