I love Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei. When I saw both of them starring in the same comedy, I immediately jumped the chance to watch it and review this movie.
It is a tale of redemption of sorts for Hugh Grant’s character, Keith Michaels. A screenwriter, who is in currently in a creative and personal dump, who gets a temporary teaching post in University of Binghamton, just to get by. His cynicism about life, apparent in the beginning began to thaw, especially when he met Marisa Tomei’s character, Holly.
He teaches a screenwriting class, whom students he picked randomly for their looks, instead of their work. In the movie, he learns about himself and them, and finds a little love with Holly. Although the love is not explicit, there is a nice chemistry between them, with Holly bringing out the positive humanity of Keith’s character.
It is actually a nice movie, and with repeated viewings, it actually works. So if you are looking for movie to pass by a few hours and you like Hugh Grant’s comedic charm, this movie is definitely for you.
What I Liked About The Movie
- The natural chemistry between Hugh and Marissa.
- The nice cast of supporting characters, gave a nice, light touch to the movie
- The campus of University of Binghamton makes a nice background for the movie.
- The life lessons strewn across the movie, here and there.
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I liked the Binghampton cap worn by Chris Elliott’s character throughout the movie 🙂