Anand TuckerWriting credits (WGA)
Steve Martin (novel)
Steve Martin (screenplay) User Rating: 6.9/10 (1,630 votes)
This movie seemed to be more focused for a female audience, so I hope you’ll forgive me if I seem to miss some aspects of this flick. In any case, we meet Jason Schwartzman as a grossly bad date and Steve Martin as an older “relationship with no strings, but I’ll pay off your college loan” guy.
Claire Danes does a very nice job, but it seemed like half of the film was of her shaving, waxing, or otherwise sou-chief’ing her legs. I did feel rather sorry for her throughout the film as she somehow ends up the victim of every relationship.
Overall, I enjoyed the film – there was quite a few scenes where the actors are intentially so sadly awkward that you pretty much have to laugh – which is something that you don’t see often. I did think that it could do without the Steve Martin voice-overs; but maybe that’s to ring a bell for the female audience.
In any case, it’s certainly worth seeing.