Quick Movie Reviews
Indyfreak - wrote on 06/10/2019
Slickly made but shallow romantic comedy with a strong cast left to fend for themselves. What a cast. Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Albert Finney, Freddie Highmore, Rafe Spall, and Archie Panjabi are all trying. They seemed like they were having fun making this. But it's pretty dull when it's not stupid. Running gags meant as comedy include scorpion infestations or dated references to Lance Armstrong. It's difficult to generate dramatic tension from ill-timed vineyard inspections.
Freddie - wrote on 08/27/2009
This was definitely one of those feel good, appreciate life movies. It very much reminded me of Under the Tuscan Sun. There were parts that I would say were a bit predictable, but it didn't take away from the overall good feeling that you get from watching this film. I will say, however, that there is some random "evil stockbroker" that is a bit out of place. But again, getting past the petty stuff, this was a nice movie.