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I Could Never Be Your Woman
I Could Never Be Your Woman
Actors: Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Saoirse Ronan, Tracey Ullman, Stacey Dash
Director: Amy Heckerling
Genres: Comedy, Drama
PG-13     2008     1hr 37min

A romantic Comedy about a successful professional woman who runs into trouble in her love life when she meets a younger man.

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Actors: Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Saoirse Ronan, Tracey Ullman, Stacey Dash
Director: Amy Heckerling
Creators: Amy Heckerling, Alan Latham, Alastair Burlingham, Cerise Hallam Larkin, Chris Thompson, David Gorton, Elie Samaha
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tracey Ullman, Love & Romance
Studio: Weinstein Company
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 02/12/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Vicki H. (WNCadventurer)
Reviewed on 1/9/2023...
I just watched this 2007 movie in 2023. Cute light-hearted chic flick tho guys can take notes on Rudd's character's efforts to romance. Charm is timeless. 8 closed my eyes thru the intro - wasn't expecting a gorefest to set off a comedy but they were making a point in the fight for youthful appearance. When an older woman dates a younger man, she is deemed a cougar while an older man dating younger than his now-adult daughter is called what? Nothing - no societal catch-phrase - just a "man." Yep, the (same) mindset estill exists today + this movie calls it out.
Sharon F. (Shar) from HIALEAH, FL
Reviewed on 5/17/2021...
The original cougar! Cute, funny movie.
3 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 4/15/2016...
Michelle Pfeiffer aging? That should be against some kind of law of nature! She is always gorgeous and one of the best actresses of all time. This fun film has her falling for a much younger guy (Paul Rudd) with hilarious results. Now if the guy was 40 something and the girl 29 it would be entirely different and why is that? Just enjoy the great acting and writing as I did!
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 8/25/2014...
This was a cute movie. I really liked how Michelle Pfeiffer played her part and Paul Rudd is very funny.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

I Could Always Watch This Movie
Brock LaBorde | Los Angeles, CA | 03/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lots of fun stuff in this flick: Paul Rudd's goofiness, Tracey Ullman's cruel torturing of the lovely, yet aging, Michelle Pfeiffer, Saoirse Ronan's pre-Oscar adorableness, Jon Lovitz in a pair of short shorts that should be burned so that he can never wear them again, and, as usual, Heckerling's dead-on skewering of Hollywood's sham-glam lifestyle.

There are no implausible low-brow gags and none of the characters waste any time on the screen. A lot happens in this tight little film and at the end of it, you feel like you've been told a complete, entertaining story, which is a pretty rare thing to see in today's cinemas.

Speaking of which, this movie got shafted. Straight-up. If it had been given a decent post-production life, release, and advertising campaign, it could've put some serious booties in the theater seats and people wouldn't have felt like throwing popcorn and pickles at the screen halfway through it.

This is one of those movies that, unlike most studio-driven, profit-turning garbage pile films today that are filled with hack dialogue and desperate marketing tactics, makes use of a talented cast & crew with the purpose of making a statement (or several, in this case) about the modern world. And you get to laugh plenty before the credits roll.

Does that sound like a bad deal? I don't think so."
Michelle Pfeiffer shines
TV Critic | 02/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Michelle Pfeiffer gives a brilliant performance as a working mother who falls for a young man (the always funny Paul Rudd) in this light-hearted comedy. It's a shame that this movie wasn't released in theaters in the US because it's one of the best performances that Michelle Pfeiffer has given. She's fun, charming, and more beautiful then ever.
The script and direction are well done by Amy Heckerling and it's nice to see her re-team with some of the cast that shined in her crowning-achievement, Clueless (Stacey Dash, Wallace Shawn, and of course, Paul Rudd).
This is definitely a fun romantic comedy worth seeing. The supporting players are all great, especially Saoirse Ronan, who plays Michelle Pfeiffer's daughter, gives a terrific performance. Stacey Dash is fun as well playing a B-rated actress with a diva attitude."
Light-hearted, fun and rather truthful piece
Kevin Hunter | Los Angeles, CA | 02/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Michelle Pfeiffer, who is notoriously, gifted at dark drama work stars in probably her first light comedy since she first started acting at twenty, in the early eighties. Paul Rudd shows some incredible physical comedy. This is a soft, easy laid-back romantic comedy focusing on some actually rather serious issues that society places on people, by asking them to direct their attention to the superficial and what they think is best, when in actuality what society asks is a lie, and an impossibly fictional way to live. "I Could Never Be Your Woman" ranks at the top of the lists for romantic comedies this year. I do agree with the one reviewer on here, if you want to see Michelle in an exquisite romantic comedy, check out, "One Fine Day". (For the DVD Special Features, that part is pretty much a let down, it's a boring commentary from the Director and the Producer who reveal nothing and almost don't talk through it, you wonder why they bothered to record a commentary in the first place. They should have revealed more, explained why this film missed the theaters, what happened, and a good behind the scenes featurette would've been nice to have on the special features as well.)"