One of the best romantic comedies in years! (by yoghurtgirl)
This is one of the best romantic comedies I have seen in years. I went to see this with a friend of mine who's in his upper thirties and I'm in my mid twenties and we both laughed so hard. There's none of the commercial, fake feel some romantic comedies have, or the ones that try to be funny and are not, this is a daring romantic comedy, really in tune with our times that breaks with some stereotypes.Great acting, both by the adults and the kids you can't help falling in love with Justin Bartha and this is some of the best performances I've seen from Catherine Zeta Jones, <more>
like a million times better than Intolerable Cruelty , interesting storyline, nice imagery of New York City and a movie I want to see again! I hope it gets a wide release soon.
Okay well as a guy who for many years now has dated and been with older women I just had to go and watch this film. Not only does it star two great actors, Catharine Zeta Zones and Justin Barber but there are also two amazing young kids that add to the humour and inspiration behind the story. As you can tell from the films trailer it's about a lad who is in his early 20's and becomes attracted to a newly separated woman in her late 40's. There are many websites and viewers that have tried slating this film but personally I think that's just down to the way the public look at <more>
older younger relationships. For a comedy film based around the term older younger relationship it was very funny and reminded me a lot of the 80's comedy films from John Hughes, go watch this film if you're after a fun and frantic 95mins of comedy.
let me start by saying that this is an excellent rom com for everyone. i just watched this movie and i really really enjoyed it. this movie is not for everyone ? if you ask why i say that. now most of you love those typical cliché endings . but this is not one of them . its not typically cliché . it has its moments . but i feel its something different . you might find the movie weird in the end , but thats what i like about it . all of us all the time cant have the movies end the same way all the time . you need to have something different and you need to experience something different. i <more>
just what you need to warm up your heart (by csutherwood)
I just watched this movie and thought go on Chris get on IMDb for the first time and review this movie. Where do I start......far too many times do you watch a movie because of tonnes of media and press, but this ain't even had a UK release yet. It was so cool, I love films filmed in New York always feels xmasy to me. Zeta Jones is so good on screen hard to think she came from Swansea down the road from where i live The dude from National Treasure is a bit wet but that sort of fits in with todays modern man I think. He sweeps Zeta off her feet with the love and emotion that she craves <more>
after a suburban hellish marriage. The kids are well funny and from someone who is on the brink of having kids this movie gave me the confidence to believe in my family to come soon. Catch this movie I am 33 and cant wait for my g/f to watch it, I hope she enjoys it as much as I did.
I especially LOVE the ENDING! *cheers* (by Eyahf_21)
The ReboundAfter she found out that her husband cheated, a housewife and a dedicated mother Sandy Catherine Zeta-Jones decided to move to New York City for a fresh start and met a young man Aram Finklestein Justin Bartha , a college graduate who works in a coffee shop right below her apartment. Having a new job for Sandy in SNN means lesser time for her kids so she hired this young man Aram to babysit her kids. In order to move on and to get a life, she opens herself in meeting different men set up by her friend but just led her to disappointment. She spent her spare time with her kids and <more>
the babysitter Aram and got to know him well and noticed that Aram were funny, kind, and a lot more adult than the other men she met.I really like the chemistry of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Justin Bartha. They're so romantic, especially how ARAM compliments SANDY. I think most women love to be complimented by their no matter what. The children were cool and have extreme interrogation skills. The flow of the story was really good. Every scene was in perfect timing. I felt a little bored on their second date where they watched a stage play. Never mind, it's just a blink of an eye. It didn't take that long. Ha haSandy's family made this young man realized on what he wants to do in life. On being a grown up man, is about taking responsibilities in life. I thought ARAM's parents will hinder their relationship. My suspicion was wrong; they broke up because they doubted that their relationship will not work because of the age gap. But it makes sense, who would have thought that their broke up would make them a better person, would lead them to fulfillment and satisfaction and finally reach happiness?This film presented a burnt out mother, who gave up everything for her family, her dreams, and her social life to be able to be a full time house wife, and a dedicated mother but what she gets in return, her husband cheated on her.They also highlight the common lament of women when a woman got married, become a housewife and a mother, most likely forgotten their own ambition and dreams as individual. Historically, husbands' or men in general do over powered women. Many of them wants their woman to took over the household so the woman becomes so dedicated to that role which results to regretting for the things she wants to do but wasn't able to do so.I really adore this movie and I especially love the ending. Aram finally steps up and fixes his career. He traveled to different countries and does what he has to do for the sense of purpose in life. While Sandy chased her dreams, became a better mom, and finally she found herself again.This film is definitely worth watching for. TWO THUMBS UP to the Director, Producer, Writer, Cast, Crew, and to everybody whose part on making this beautiful film. *cheers*+++
I watched this movie on a whim and was extremely impressed. It quickly became a new favorite of mine. I have seen several reviews that are giving this movie completely unfair reviews. I mean seriously, you're going to grade a comedy based on the camera work? A comedy has one job - To make you laugh. With that said this movie will do that, a lot. I also see a lot of people giving this a lower review because of a slow start but I don't see it. If you really can't handle a movie taking ten minutes to introduce the characters and set up the story then just go watch stupid videos on <more>
youtube and leave the movie community alone. The final gripe I see is that the characters are unlikable, which I also don't see. The characters in this movie are great depictions of two people who have just been through a bad break-up. Aram is a very likable young man who is slightly adrift in life because he is recently divorced and has a lot of trouble relating to people his age most likely because the one friend he does seem to have commits 90% of his dialogue to sex for example at one point Aram asks "Do you ever think about kids?" and he replies "I think about making them all the time" and proceeds to hump a nearby counter. Sandy is also slightly adrift because of a recent breakup with her husband of several years so she now finds herself single, forced to move, and find a job all pretty much immediately. The two meet when Sandy moves into an apartment above a coffee shop where Aram works and he is eventually talked into babysitting for the family as well. Romance ensues if you couldn't guess. Overall the story is pretty solid. So all that there is left to discuss is the comedy so here is what i will say, If you think it is funny to see people in those giant sumo suits getting the crap kicked out of them, or someone being so bad at bowling they can't hit a single pin, or someone using a port-a-potty in the middle of a date and still talking to the girl amidst several farts, then you will like it. Don't worry that's not all the funny stuff in the movie The final thing I wanted to talk about was the ending so SPOILERS! Yes of course they break-up the point of this movie is that this is a rebound. What that relationship did for both of them was get them out of their rut, it really saved both of their lives. Sandy got a career of the ground, and Aram finally took some time to figure his life out and basically got his crap together. Once the two of them got everything else taken care of then they could get together but before then it wouldn't have worked. The movie is much more realistic than most and I applaud it for that.
I went to see this at a screening this week and took a friend, I'm 33, he's 23... perfect "couple" for this film. We both enjoyed the film and found it in the same vein as some of the great romantic comedies. I love that older women can still be attractive and younger men can "step up" to the responsibility of being with a woman with kids. Some guy friends said that was a deal breaker for them. I am certain that with this film you will see more relationships with older women/younger men out in the open. Best part of the film was when Aram & Sandy were going at <more>
it on the couch while her kids were asleep. They are caught in the act when Frank Jr. comes out and asks "Did you just pee on my mom?" I think our entire theatre died of laughter. Oh the trials of dating when you have kids!
Justin Bartha finally bags a lead role and what's better than teaming up with the ever green Catherine Zeta Jones Douglas. A decent drama comedy and romance with unexpected dialogs - reflection of reality is a bit scary. You don't get a lot of movies like this one these days. Every time you see something close to reality, you get grossed out or end up calling it "weird" and the romantic parts from this movie is nicely done as well. With a wide range of cast including ART GARFUNKEL have all done a great job. Highly recommended! I'm very happy for talented Justin Bartha as <more>
I've been waiting to see him in movies that offer him good roles and more screen time.
Enjoyable, honest, and an often unused theme in romances (by ashmo-mushka)
I absolutely loved this movie. Any romantic comedy fan should love this one. I'm not normally even a fan of Zeta-Jones, but she was perfect in this role, and relate-able on many levels.This movie has substance, is heartfelt and I highly recommend it.The child actors did a remarkable job. And Aram Justin Bartha is fantastic in his role as a mature 25 year old who falls for his 40 year old newly separated 'boss' as he works as a nanny to her children.Worth a watch. The plot line is far less predictable than most of the cookie cutter films with which it shares its genre. Those who <more>
like their fairy tale happy endings might be disappointed. The ending leaves the outcome of the reunion of Sandy & Aram up to the viewer's interpretation!