I stumbled across this movie on HBO. Don’t know why I’ve never heard of it before… well, probably because if the TV is on in our house, its kid shows until after their bedtime. Which, by the time that is most nights, I’m ready to crash into bed myself. And doesn’t help that I leave for work to avoid traffic by 5:30am every morning – if not before.
Okay, enough rambling.
I really liked this movie. The cast of Leslie Mann (Kate) and Cameron Diaz (Carly) were great. I’ve seen Leslie Mann in other films, but I think she really shined in this film.
There were several laugh-out-loud moments. This is a classic women-romantic comedy. Or rather mostly comedy as there was little ‘romance’ involved.
Carly (Cameron Diaz) is a lawyer who gets romantically involved with Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and soon finds out he’s married. She breaks it off, but not before the wife Kate (Leslie Mann) finds out. Kate stalks Carly and convinces her to help her get back at her husband.
The two team up for some pranks on Mark.
Soon, the women find out Mark is seeing someone else – Amber (Kate Upton) and have her joining their schemes.
But Mark isn’t finished having affairs.
My rating 4/5
What I didn’t like was the dog. Sorry, but it seemed thrown in for effect more than anything. I would have liked to have seen a court hearing on Mark and Kate’s divorce.
I did like that Mark got his comeuppance and that the movie concluded with each of the three women having their ‘happily ever after’.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.
Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.
Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.
Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.