Very Entertaining And Very Smart
Jim Mueller | Oak Creek, WI United States | 06/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Two Ninas" is funny, very real, and has an ambience that is quite addictive. The film had me hooked after viewing it only once!On one level, this is a light-weight movie with low profile actors and an unknown director. Even the plot of this romantic comedy is unoriginal. But "Two Ninas" is youthful and charming. The performances of the entire cast is surprisingly excellent. I loved the intelligent mood and the 'feel' of film with New York as the backdrop. I found myself thinking about the characters long after I first viewed it. I was so infatuated with the Nina characters of Amanda Peet and Cara Buono that I went out and bought the DVD. Ron Livingston plays Marty Sachs with a perfect balance of sensitivity and 'nurdyness' that rings true. Marty's life in New York is not going too well. His sex life has been dry for at least a year; he hates his job working on box scores for a New York newspaper; and he can't find an agent to sell his novel. Just as Marty considers moving back to Maine to work in his family's business, he meets two beautiful woman named Nina.Marty's hyper active romantic life is a double-edged sword. Although he's enjoying it, sometimes the complications are too much and he f**ks up royally. Marty's experiences are narrated by his best freind, Dave Trout, nicely portrayed by Bray Poor. I thought that Ron Livingston had more chemestry going with Amanda Peet as Nina Haris, but she was not the character he finally falls in love with. Cara Buono as Nina Cohen had some nice moments, particularly at the break-up scene at the Rodeo Bar and at the make-up scene at the end of the movie. But it was Amanda Peet that stole my heart.All in all, a very fine film that I recommend highly."
A Wonderful And Fun Movie
email@example.com | WI, United States | 05/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really liked this funny and intelligent movie very very much, even though the plot is rather unoriginal and could be seen on many a TV sitcom. However, the cast of the "Two Ninas" is outstanding and they manage to pull it off VERY successfully. The acting is right on; the dialogue is crisp; and the characters come through smartly. Ron Livingston portrays Marty Sachs, a slightly-nurdy, struggling writer who hates his job, hasn't gotten laid in 17 months, and is considering leaving New York for Maine to work in his family business. Suddenly, he gets involved with two beautiful women named Nina. They both fall in love with him and want a commitment. After juggling the relation with both women, Marty discovers he really loves only one, Nina Cohen. Unfortunately, both relationships end badly. I will end this review here, except to say that I liked this movie a lot. In a nutshell, it's the exceptionally fine cast that pulls this movie off."
Good Movie, WATCH IT!!!
B. Murray | Aachen, NRW Germany | 03/01/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a movie about Marty, a writer that haven't had a relationship in a long time and no luck with his book so is thinking to moving back with his parents, but then he meets Nina and thinks that things are starting to change, but she wants to go slow, so a few days later she meets Nina, this is a whole different woman, this one is the opposite of the first one, so he stars a relationship with both of them. Here begins the story which takes a few turns until Marty finds his true love and makes things right. Good acting and a pretty amusing story, that will make you laugh and think about life."
GREAT DATE MOVIE
B. Murray | 06/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the greatest date movies ever made!! It's a hilarious look at dating in NYC. A romantic comedy about love and friendship that should not be overlooked! The cast is tremendous (AMANDA PEET, RON LIVINGSTON, CARA BUONO, LINDA LARKIN, BRAY POOR) and the dialogue is witty and real. Buy this DVD now!! You will love it!!"