I don't know what to say about this movie beside that I didn't feel anything for this movie. It isn't a bad movie, it's an okay movie. That, and Helen Hunt looked like hell. Omigod, she's so old. She'd probably need a bit botox here and there. Or maybe it was just the crappy make up. And I really don't see her as a caliber actress that people praise of. She's good when she was in Mad About You and among other things that really defines her as method acting. Kinda like Bill Murray. Ooh, I'd like to see them together. But for this movie, she's seems outta place and outta time. Nuh-uh.
Based on a novel by Oscar Wilde, Mrs. Erlynne (Helen Hunt) is a seductive socialite with a lot of debts. In other words, she's a mistress for many men in the city, and she lives by their "generousity" to pay her way off living. She flees New York City to Amalfi Coast (probably Italy) to create a new life. She meets a newlywed couple, Meg (Scarlett Johanssen) and Robert (Mark Umbers). They are befriends with each other, but unfortunately their friendship is mistaken as for affairs because of Mr.Erlynne's past. A surprising relevelation in this relationship change the whole course of the story.
Don't get me wrong, I do like this movie but not care enough to actually dissect it. It's a bit forgetful movie, where yes it's good but yet you won't pay any attention to it after a while. Heavily based in dialogues, there are little interaction within the acting performances in the movie, which is a shame because of the caliber of the actors. I personally would like to see how they deliver their performance instead just talk the way through it.
There are no doubts in my mind that the actors performances are great. But yes, I've notice flaws here and there - nothing is perfect. Scarlett Johanssen and Helen Hunt seems mirror each other performances; Scarlett is trying to be in Helen's upper level, and Helen is trying to downtone it. They way they walk, talk, and behave in this movie doesn't actually reflect the settings and background of the movie. They seems just put in a costume, but still behave like a modern woman. Mark Umbers is like a Greek statue. At first I thought he was just an eye candy, but I was surprise that his acting is good. But the most impressive performance of all is from Tom Wilkinson as Tuppy, a good-funny-rich-witty-man that has a crush on Mrs.Erlynne. He is so believable as this person and really brings the color of this movie. Overall, I won't reveal the revelation about the relationship in this movie; but I must say that I didn't expect it at all. And I thought I was good in guessing storyline in a movie!
Due to my hectic schedule, I will not be able to review all new movies every week. I apologize. I will however review some older movies from DVDs from time to time. Thank you for understanding.
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