Rating: PG-13 for sexual innuendo and language
Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Julianne Moore is an outstanding actress, blessed with acting chops that will take her all the way to the top. But a comedienne she is not.
the world of opposites attract, of yin and yang and Adam’s Rib. Audrey Woods
Audrey and Daniel should be at each other’s throats, and they are; battling over clients and trying to one-up each other with flurries of verbal volleyball. She utilizes the law as her weapon, he uses cheap theatrics. And then there’s that subtle issue of attraction….
The complex labyrinth of human relationships is difficult to portray onscreen, and there are serious ground-rules for success. The most basic is to cast leads who have good chemistry. Moore and Brosnan appear to like one another, but their sizzle is a fizzle. Several narrative misfires are indefensible – smooth as silk Brosnan (“Bond, James Bond”) as a sloppy, floppy-haired chump; edgy, intelligent Moore going mush at the sight of rumply Prince Charming, etc.
Laws looks great – from its glossy far-flung locales in
The last act
loses steam as