After a three-year assignment in the field FBI agent Henry Durand (Colin Hanks) returns home with his fiance (Selma Blair) only to find his once-dowdy over weight mother Martha has transformed into the highly attractive en... more »lightened Marty (Meg Ryan) who dates every night of the week. When Marty meets the mysterious Tommy (Antonio Banderas) Henry is ordered to spy on his mother after learning Tommy may be involved in an international art theft ring.« less
Kathleen O. (Kathleen) from WALDPORT, OR Reviewed on 6/30/2011...
A cute movie - but what is with Meg Ryan's lips? The story had some slow spots, silly spots but was overall cute. Banderas definitely made the movie. Ryan overacted a bit too much.
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Nothing too offensive, kind of fun
Phillip Royer | San Francisco | 07/24/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A few chuckles, a little bit of plot, and some star power. I wish there'd been more Selma Blair on screen. I like her but ... her part could have been played by anybody.
It's kind of scary when Meg Ryan smiles (her face is a disaster, but her lips are freaky) but other than that she looks good and can still pull off her Megness like no one else. There are a couple scenes that are pure Meg. When Antonio is fawning over how hot she looks, she responds "Yeah! I know!" Only Meg could do that and not make everybody sick. In another scene she gets mad at him and throws a fit, punching and screaming into the air. Antonio just watches until its over and is speechless (so was I) but for a genuinely soft-spoken "Wow." It was nice to see those scenes. Meg's still got it and Antonia doesn't seem like he's going to lose it any time soon.
It was a pleasant surprise to see how good Antonio looks. Maybe I just haven't seen him in a while. I've always liked him in comedies. If you like Antonio, you'll love the scene where he ends up with each hand in a glass of water (or white wine?). Antonio could charm the socks off ... I dunno, somebody who really needed their socks.
That's what these kinds of movies are all about, right? How good do our stars look? How much we enjoy seeing our favorite celebrities prance about ... acting.
There's a light twist at the end so everybody can be happy. Upon reflection it explained a few unanswered hmmmm's from previous scenes but I didn't see it coming because I wasn't expecting it; I didn't need it and I had forgotten about those scenes because this isn't a movie you keep score on. That's cool"
Simply A Fun Movie
Sapphira | Alberta, Canada | 06/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're looking to watch a movie which is thought provoking, full of depth and believable, then this isn't one you want to watch. If, like me, you're looking to watch a light-hearted, fun movie, then this may be your cup of tea. I've already watched it countless times for the sheer fun and enjoyment I believe it was intended to elicit."
Light and bouncy
Kevin Hunter | Los Angeles, CA | 07/28/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I rather enjoyed it this movie for what it was, a slapstick, no brainer, dumb comedy. It was also great to see Meg Ryan working in a genre that she had previously made so successful. Meg shined in this with her Carole Lombard quirks and neurosis making the film fun to watch. I thought she looked quite radiant, never looked better as a matter of fact, but who cares about that, she grabbed hold of this role and ran with it, had some fun. This is a romantic comedy with a sub plot dealing with the heist genre which I'm not a fan of, which is why this lost a star, but you may like that aspect of it. Antonio Banderas was a charming pro, Colin Hanks may not be his Father Tom, but still managed to hold his own in a large role, and Selma Blair is always good, too bad they couldn't beef her role just a bit more, her chemistry with Meg was a dream. Looking for something light where you can kick back on a Sunday and not have to think, then this film might do the trick for you, it's not for everyone, but it may be for you."
Totally silly, but CUTE...
J. K. Hinton | TX USA | 06/24/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A romantic, comedy caper, with an outstanding cast, that won't raise any IQ points but will make you giggle a few times. Ryan (Marty) is a little over the top and, totally unbelievable, with her mid-life makeover and her extreme personality change, but it made for fun. With a lovelorn Italian Chef and a youngster on a Harley, as her romantic discards, Banderas (Tommy) makes a more suitable catch. Or does he? Is he about to be the mastermind behind one of the biggest art thefts in history? Will he wind up doing prison time like her son's (Colin Hanks) father. Can Marty be THAT unlucky in love? Is it all just a reflection of her pattern of being attracted to "bad boys"? Maybe she needs therapy!
Colin Hanks performance stands out as the OCD type of FBI Field Agent, who can't adapt to his mom's metamorphosis. Banderas and Ryan did not have very good chemistry together. They both seemed to be too focused on developing their own roles and physical appearances for the sake of the camera. Banderas walked around rather stiff and as though he were from a wax museum, but still painfully attractive. Meg was a bit of a mess, with stringy, bed-head hair that begged to be tamed and is no longer one of her positive trademarks. However, it was great to see her acting again. I mean...who doesn't love Meg. It would be good to see her stretch her acting into deeper, more meaningful roles, at this mid-life crossroad. She has the talent, so one would hope she doesn't continue with roles that are clearly beneath her. They probably had fun shooting this quirky film. Maybe that's all she was after. Wouldn't want to own it, but it was cute to watch...once."