Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Truth About Love|
Actors: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jimi Mistry
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Alice (Jennifer Love Hewitt) is happily married to Sam (Jimi Mistry) living in what seems to be a story book lifestyle. But on Valentine?s Eve, Alice receives a Valentine card anonymously sent by Sam?s best friend Archie, ... more »
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Low Expectations, Better Results
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 10/31/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Watching TRUTH ABOUT LOVE (is this a double entendre about the star?) is like plugging in white noise or manufactured water sounds to help you sleep - you put it in the DVD slot because there is nothing else left on the store shelves and you are in need of distraction after a hectic day. And it works for that for that purpose: being a British romantic comedy it is a bit more.
The story is a rather simple one about a wife Alice (Jennifer Love Hewitt) married to an increasingly distant husband Sam (Jimi Mistry) who has put their love life on hold due to the burdens of his busy law practice. His partner Archie (Dougray Scott) is fond of both Sam and Alice, but has a longtime attraction to Alice that goes beyond friendship. Alice pals with her sister Felicity (Kate Miles), a free love advocate, who encourages Alice to have affairs. On Valentine's Day, after a drinking binge with her sister, Alice mails a card to Sam signed 'Anonymous' as a test to see if Sam responds, testing his fidelity. At the same time Archie mails a radish seed packet to Alice on which he has inscribed a suggestive love not. Both have ex post facto regrets. Sam in fact is spending time with a lover Katya (Branka Katic) and is indeed cheating on Alice. Alice arranges assignations with Sam via email and phone calls and plans to meet Sam in disguise as 'Anonymous' to test his fidelity. The entire cast of characters gets caught up in the silly charade and the ending proves that real love must be based on truth - and how that results in the various pairings is the surprise (of sorts) of the fluffy script.
British comedies work because of the quality of writing and the tight quality of acting. Perhaps had director John Hay elected to cast a British actress as Alice instead of pasting a phony accent on Jennifer Love Hewitt the result may have been improved. But in the end this story by Peter Bloore bounces between mildly humorous and pathetic in its messages. One terrible distraction is a musical score that is consistently so loud that it covers all the dialogue and is intrusive. There are some nice scenes of London and a few moments of passable humor, but in the end this little film is truly best utilized as background music/white noise. Grady Harp, October 05
"Take Me And Raddish Me"
Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 07/14/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The British '04 film `The Truth About Love' stars America's sweetheart Jennifer Love Hewitt masquerading as a Brit in this somewhat jaded drama of love, betrayal and rediscovery is, shall I say it, a bust. To be fair, it isn't Jennifer fault, I thought she did quite well overall, she looks great as always and demonstrated the ability and range to do more than just light comedy. I hope she'll get the opportunity to act in more serious roles in a good production in the near future.
I'm not exactly sure where to place the blame for this dismal failure, all I can say for sure is that nothing seems to work in this film. The usually likeable Jimi Mistry is totally out of character and a non-factor in the movie while Dougray Scott fairs a little better but not well enough to spark any real interest in the viewing audience. I guess you'll watch this one if you're a die-hard Jennifer Love Hewitt fan, there's no other reason to see it."
Worst movie of hers in awhile
L. Kuiper | Kalamazoo, MI | 01/02/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"this was the only movie of hers i hadnt seen yet; so i decided to buy it. i dont like the movie and think she has plenty of other movies that showcase her talent more. im a huge fan of JLove and i was disappointed in this film. i dont think its awful; it just isnt her best work."
Don't waste your money
Jen | North Carolina | 09/25/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I am a huge Jennifer Love Hewitt fan, but this is not worth your money!!! Since I am a huge fan of hers, I wanted every movie she was in, but I wish I hadn't wasted the money on this one folks...it's just simply not good!!!"