By day, Richard Haig (Pierce Brosnan), is a well-respected Cambridge professor, teaching The Romantics. By night, he follows in the footsteps of his father (Malcolm McDowell), indulging in his own romantic fantasies with a steady stream of beautiful undergraduates. But when his younger, American girlfriend Kate (Jessica Alba) reveals that she's pregnant, Richard's life gets the Hollywood treatment and he moves to LA to be with his new family. There's just one problem, Kate's gorgeous and sassy sister Olivia (Salma Hayek) - who he can't seem to get out of his head...
There were no subtitles for this film, which fine if you can hear OK but a waste of time if you are hard of hearing. So I have only given it one star as I hardly watched any of it. Distributors of such DVDs only have themselves to blame if their films are rated lowly for being so indifferent to those whose hearing may not be as good as theirs.
A Rarity - a Pierce Brosnan Stinker
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I was surprised I had not heard about this film when I saw it on the CP list, but 20 minutes in I understood why - it is dire!
The whole set up was ridiculous, and no-one seemed to believe in anything they were doing. The pairing of Brosnan and Hayek worked really well in "After the Sunset", but here there was no chemistry, and the whole persona of Brosnan's character was a real turn off.
I tried to believe Jessica Alba was worth hanging on for, but it was all pretty excruciating. Needless to say, comedy was in short supply, too.