Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Parker Posey and Michael Sheen
Directed by: Peter Howitt
speaking? Laws of Attraction is nothing more
than Romantic Comedy 101 curriculum. However, in the cookie-cutter-esque
roles of he and she on the way to romance, via comedy, are four
very talented people, (Julianne Moore, Parker Posey, Pierce Brosnan
and Michael Sheen) that make the film actually enjoyable. And
once you've recognised the common variety of spotted Hollywood
Comediac Romantisaur before you, you can just let go, relax and
watch the fine specimens relate in their confined habitat.
Story goes... Audrey Woods (Julianne Moore) is a successful divorce
attorney. She's got it all...well accept a love life - natch.
Well that right there is going to change boys and girls!
a uneventful case brings her face to face with disheveled cutey
and super attorney, Daniel Rafferty (Pierce Brosnan) the sparks
fly, or should I say flies spare? The two have that immediate
gonna-be-in-love-in-a-week distaste for each other as the attempt
to re-create Hepburn and Tracy jousts in the court room...
a rock and roll mega-divorce involving a spoiled designer (Parker
Posey ) and a poser punker (Michael Sheen), divides Audrey and
Daniel professionally, they find themselves thrown together romantically.
two end up in Ireland, in a fairytale castle, and in the middle
of the world's most romantic Irish festival. Fast then you can
say, "Blarney to ye Flanigan," and after a few wee tinkles
of the tap, the two find themselves married! (Audio hint: insert
a Lucky Charms guy voice for affect/effect here please->)
Oh, my now howyda be tinkin' that there happen ya floogerts?
We all watch
the formula unroll and viola! the plot she arrives with a perfect
little pink bow.
Posey, who may be one of the most underrated talents working in
film, positively steals her scenes from the ever-glowing Julianne
Moore. Parker just takes over with her natural ability to be outrageously
funny - standing at the edge of over-the-top - yet be completely
conceivable and somehow physically stunning.
And Ms. Julianne,
a trumpeted talent, shows you there's no genre she can't tackle.
She's an acting chickbabe of rare talent. Her delivery of some
expected lines show you why some are stars and some work in Road
The men offered for our viewing pleasure come in two completely
different yet delectable categories ...you get the manly man matured
port in Pierce Brosnan....a fellow that makes you want to add
the "age" to Bond...if you know what I mean....and I
think that you do. And you get the bad boy rock and roll dreamscape
complete with naughty accent in Michael Sheen). Purr.
So, while the film makes no attempt to be remotely original it's
still a fun, downright enjoyable, evening at the motion picture
theater. It's most definitely a chick-flick and more for the over
Irish soda bread and Brioski