8/01/2005

Happy Endings



Don Roos, the director who brought you The Opposite of Sex, follows up with this movie which feels to me like just another retelling of that pretty great film.

An interesting cast of Lisa Kudrow, Maggie Gyllenhall, Tom Arnold and Jason Ritter, to name a few, tell these multiple stories of fucked-up relationships. Kudrow's character is dating a massage therapist and the two get suckered into filming a documentary in order to find out where Kudrow's son she gave away when she was young is. Gyllenhall's character falls for Ritter, only to end up going after his rich Dad, Arnold. And some other gay-related storylines.

Some of the stories are wonderful. But, there is this weird mesh of really wonderful acting from Kudrow and Gyllenhall mixed in with some not-so-hot acting from Ritter and a few others. There are moments that seem really bittersweet and true to life mixed with pieces of the script and scenarios that just aren't believable.

Grade: B-

4 Comments:

Anonymous Ryan D said...

Whose butt is that on the poster? I think Jason Ritter is cute. He's not gay in real life, is he??

8:12 AM, August 01, 2005  
Blogger Chargenda said...

Nope. He is just "gay for pay." Not any specific person's butt. Just a model for the poster, I believe.

8:18 AM, August 01, 2005  
Anonymous melanie said...

i would give that move a d+.

10:45 AM, August 01, 2005  
Blogger elisepeterson said...

his butt is hot.

7:16 PM, August 03, 2005  

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