Rating: PG-13 for language and adult situations
Run Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes
Josh Hartnett has been MIA for some time, choosing to forego his teen hunk status in favor of small, intimate projects that make him happy. Nice for him, stinks for us.
in stereotypical form as all-around good guy Matt, a successful photographer on
the cusp of professional greatness and a key business trip to
But, oops, Matt’s
life isn’t such a bowl of cherries.
Seems he’s still haunted by the specter of ex-lover Lisa (Diane Kruger),
a free-spirited dancer who jilted him and fled with her troupe to
complicated series of flashbacks (and forwards and sideways) detail a torrid
affair that generates the heat of an ice cube.
Matt foregoes his trip to
That someone else is Alex (Rose Byrne), Lisa’s friend and ubiquitous stalker chick. Why is Alex posing as Lisa? Why did Lisa leave Matt? Why am I up past my bedtime asking why?
Intersecting narrative threads make for a tangled web they weave. Matthew Lillard comes to the rescue as Matt’s buddy Luke, whose boyish naiveté lends comic relief where relief is imperative.