is, perhaps, one of the most touching films since Steel Magnolias.
It is a bonifide chick-flick just to let you know. The hankies
will be a necessity!
a sentence? Sweet, sexy and slow.
Charlize Theron is magical as Sara Deevers. Char lights up the
screen with every word delivered. And she's got those classic
me of an old time movie-star like Ms Carol Lombard a
throwback to yesteryears leading ladies with that now-I'm gorgeous-now-I'm
Benny and Joon goony" way about her.
another gal (think Sandra Bullock & Meg Ryan) who can wear
polyester floods, men's week-worn sweaters, bright yellow socks
with regulation combat boots and still look like
a million dollars I got all brave and tried that ensemble
on Sunset and some ass threw a twenty at me...and told me to
get a job!
Keanu Reeves actually didn't suck! I mean let's face it he's
a standing stock joke about his all emotions=the same emotions
acting style. ( I have a buddy who still bursts into
I mention Keanu in Shakespeare's Much to do About Nothing).
But the lad did well. Keanu has been doing an admirable job
as of late, The Gift
but he's still just kind of just there. No aura. He's
still a Diamond Head Luau of manly sensations! So he's forgiven
November's story goes...Nelson (Keanu) is a man piggy. He
has no interest in the well-being of people around him. He's
kinda wealthy, semi-powerful, and well groomed in expensive
fabrics. Life's amaretto sweet for Mr. Abbynoxious.
whilst spending a day in purgatory, the DMV, he meets Sara (Charlize).
She's a little dingy and inebriated on life. Nelson tries desperately
to just avoid sudden movements around herif you get my
"she's a psycho" drift.
in a wonderful (scripted) twist of fate, he becomes indebted
to her. She then advises him she likes to take in strays, in
both canine and male-sapien species, surrogate them till they
are house trained, then cut the leash unceremoniously.
He is offered the role of "her November." He's going
to need every nano-second 'cause Nel's a big ol' manbeef stew
of pychological challenges.
they start to build a relationship I mean the scenes are
sometimes slow, but technically their whizzing on through to
the love channel. Remember the deal 'tween them is but thirty
days... no more, no less. A tad deranged, no?
Could it be love rounding the corner in the second week? But
alas, love can sometimes lose...Sniff! Snort!
movie's going to have you heave-crying. Pack the Costco®
size supply of Kleenex , trust me.
Sweet's a funny, smart, albeit sometimes slow , love
story with an intelligent ending that's so rare these days.
Enjoy the chemistry between (once again=Devil's Advocate)
costars Theron and Reeves.
Recommendation: Vegan Turkey and couscous
Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves, Jason Isaacs, and Vince Holland
Directed: Pat O'Connor (I)