Mickey (Edward Burns), a free-spirited New York cabbie and Francis (Mike McGlone), a materialistic Wall Street stockbroker, are extremely competitive and confused about women as a result of their father's (John Mahoney) in... more »fluence. Though they disagree about nearly everything, they have one thing in common: Mickey's ex-fiancée Heather (Cameron Diaz) is Francis's secret lover. Though both brothers have beautiful wives (Maxine Bahns and Jennifer Aniston), Heather triggers their longtime sibling rivalry with uproarious and unexpected results.« less
Mary L. (marymix) from NANTUCKET, MA Reviewed on 9/13/2011...
not really funny, this movie is saved from being pathetic only by the likelihood that the story could easily be real. Men really are that dumb when it comes to women!
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Mr D. | Cave Creek, Az United States | 02/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Francis (Mike McGlone) and Mickey (Edward Burns) are brothers with different views on life and happiness. These views have been heavily influenced by their father (John Mahoney) through the years, with his, "you come first" attitude. Mr. Fitzpatrick lives near the ocean and owns a boat, wherein the father and brothers visit and go fishing often. Mickey is an down to earth and likable guy without much ambition who drives a cab. Brother Francis is not so likable. He is a successful stockbroker whose standing joke is that his brother is the only English speaking cab driver in New York. Francis is pretentious and conniving, the opposite of Mickey, who is easy going and modest. That they were raised by the same parents seems to be a fluke. Francis also is a cheating husband. He is married to and bored with Renee (Jennifer Aniston), who cannot figure out why Francis never wants to have sex anymore. Francis, nice guy that he is does not want to cheat on his mistress with his wife. However, the same can't be said for his mistress, Heather (Cameron Diaz) who doesn't even try to hide the fact from Francis that she is sleeping around. The naughty Heather, for the record, was once engaged to Mickey, until he caught her naked asleep with another man in their apartment. Meanwhile our happy go lucky cab driver, Mickey, surprises everyone when he marries one of his fares, a mere twentyfour hours after meeting her. Her name is Hope (Maxine Bahns) and Mickey and Hope have every intention of making their marriage work, despite what everyone, especially Francis thinks. And so the stage is set for some clever if not hilarious situations. This is a comedy, not a rip snortin funny movie but it does have it's clever humorous moments and it's sort of like a fable too, with a lesson to be learned for those paying attention."
A Great Find!
S. Mcnulty | 10/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a funny, captivating, and worthwhile film. Although it isn't a blockbuster, it certainly has more substance than a lot of films today.Ed Burns is endearing and charming as a cabbie who bases most of his decision on emotions, rather than sense, and yet he comes out winnng in the end. Cameron Diaz is delightfully evil as his ex-fiancee, certainly a much different role than the loveable girl next door roles she played in "My Best Friends Wedding" and "There's Something About Mary" Although she has only a small role Jennifer Anniston is also great as Renee, a wife who looks for a reason as to why her husband is no longer interested in her. The film has many dynamics that I feel are explord quite nicely, mainly family, sibling rivalry, and love in the real world. This film is a definite find!"
Great Movie, Great acting
Frank Bloomfield | Easton, PA USA | 06/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie, like it's predecessor, is about real life, real people, and the twists and turns life plays on all of us. Its funny, thought provoking, and shows how a family really works, with all the pimples and grime. This is the second movie in the series (with the Bro. McMullen being the first) and I found this to be just as entertaining and a nice segue from the previous movie. In fact, 'She's the One' seems slightly more upbeat, more colorful, and in a way, jumps out at you more than 'The Bros.' did. Fantastic acting too. The ladies were good, but the main characters, Ed Burns and Mike McGlone were multi-dimentional, yet subtle at the same time. The father was perfect for the role. If you like real stories and like to have a grin on your face every 10 minutes, you will enjoy this film. If you are looking for an action film with special effects and bombs, flying debree, etc. this will not float your boat."
Deligthfull movie about relationships
J. H. Infante | Guadalajara, Ja, Mex | 11/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a very enjoyable film, a touching , funny, entertaining , ironic and hilarious film, a variety of relations in a variety of circunstances a couple that gets married the day they meet and the process of assimilation of a new life together, another married couple related to the first couple in a state of booring mood and the infidelity of the housband, a couple that broke years ago and they see each other again,one of them part of the infidelity mentioned before and also brother of one part of the first couple recently married mentioned, another mature marriage with infidelity problems and a second mature marriage with a solid relation all this couples interact in a very intelligent development of the history were comedy and reflection are present and even a good message you can keep finnaly, one of my all time choices HM"
No Oscar Nominations
James E. Carroll | Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States | 02/26/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well if your significant other makes you watch this relationship film remember that at least Cameron Diaz looks beautiful; Jennifer Aniston looks beautiful; the brother's father John Mahoney was also TV sitcom's Frazier's dad, but this time without the limp. Otherwise, no Oscar nominations for this two -hours- to- kill on a Saturday night, no- where- to- go, no -one -around, bargain bin DVD. Three stars are a reach, but I wanted to be sensitive; after all, this is a film about relationships."