A comedy of love, laughter, and larceny. With the FBI hot on their trail, a petty thief (Denis Leary) and his long-tim girlfriend (Sandra Bullock) take up temporary residence in a beach house on a posh island, where their... more » love for each other is put to the ultimate test. "The best romantic comdey, caper, date film of the year." (Norman Mark, WMAQ-TV/Chicago).« less
Tony B. (Hollywood) from MINNEAPOLIS, MN Reviewed on 7/6/2013...
Horrible writing and dialog. There is one good plot twist at the end of the movie but you need to suffer through the whole movie to get there. Maybe I'm just old or old fashioned but do people really converse like that? I don’t get it.
This could have been a good movie but you would need to totally rewrite the script. I’ll stop here and close by saying Sandra Bullock shines as she always does, and the elements of the movie like scenery were very beautiful. It was mostly the very poorly written script that sinks this movie.
Linda R. (lkradfo) from CLINTON, MO Reviewed on 2/2/2011...
I always enjoy watching Sandra Bullock, but this was definitely not her best work. It was and ok movie, kind of predictable.
Dawn M. from LEESVILLE, LA Reviewed on 6/23/2009...
Can love help a couple turn from a life of crime? This movie is funny, but contains a lot of cussing. If you have kids, I'd recommend watching it with a group of adults.
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A Cute, Funny Date Movie.
L. W. Noronha | New Providence, NJ USA | 11/03/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know why the other reviewers were so hard on this movie. Perhaps they expected more from a "Sandra Bullock" flick. I enjoyed it. It's a cute and funny movie about a dense thief and his smart girlfriend trying to evade the law. Okay, it's not as fast-paced as MIDNIGHT RUN and Yaphet Kotto is not as funny as the FBI man trying to catch them. It also loses a little steam towards the end. But the tete-a-tete and chemistry between Denis Leary and Sandra Bullock works. Actually, by focusing on Bullock one might miss what a great job Leary has done in playing the beleagured boyfriend. The digital transfer of the DVD is excellent judging from the stunning New England scenery. It is available for a bargain price and is worth every penny."
An extremely underrated movie
Mary Jane T McDermott | Popponessett, Massachusetts | 05/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Althoush critics and pretty much everyone else dismissed this movie as awful, I think it is great. It is Denis Laery at his best both in acting and writing. The dialouge between him and a young Sandra Bullock is excellent. You get to see his Boston/Irish side like in other in Monument Ave but in a better plot with better actors. (Although his art theif sidekicks do have some great one-liners) Sandra Bullock is also an excellent sidekick to Leary. She made this movie before she was a star in movies such a Speed, but plays a her "wanting to get out of the gutter" character great. This movie will not be loved by everyone, but serious Leary fan or Bullock aficionado will appreciate its merit. Finally, any Homicide fans will enjoy seeing "G" Yaphet Kotto in a less dramatic law enforcement role."
SANDRA BULLOCK DESERVES BETTER THAN THIS!
Lawyeraau | Balmoral Castle | 09/14/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The only thing that keeps this film from totally tanking is the undeniable charm of Sandra Bullock. She does, however, deserve better than this. Dennis Leary should stick to acting, because, having written this piece of dreck, should he decide to write full time, he will be spending a lot of time in the unemployment line.The premise is simple. A low life, dumb and inept petty thief, played with some saving grace by Dennis Leary, steals a famous painting that he is supposed to resell to an anonymous buyer at a remote location. Accompanied by his working class girlfriend, Sandra Bullock, who does all she can with this thankless role, they go to a location near the drop off point, only they get there before the drop off day and need a place to stay. They move temporarily into a mansion, whose owners are away. A rich and curious neighbor comes over, but they manage to convince the neighbor that they are friends of the owner and are there as invited guests.Meanwhile, the FBI is hot on their trail with a team headed up by Yaphet Kotto, an actor too good to be in this film. To make a long story short, Bullock wants Leary to go straight. He waffles. The neighbor goes for Bullock. She finds herself attracted to him but is torn by loyalty to Leary. She waffles. A local kid comes up with some dirt on the neighbor that he shares with Leary. This gives Leary the ammunition he needs to save the day, when the FBI finally catches up with them. To find out what happens, you will just have to suffer through this movie, as I did. All I will say is that what happens is predictable."
Bullock and Leary tread water enough to save TWO IF BY SEA
KerrLines | Baltimore,MD | 09/19/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Sandra Bullock and Denis Leary actually save this film from sinking totally.The plots and subplots become so convoluted and not very funny, but there is an undeniable lovableness about Roz and her boyfriend thief Frank that keep TWO IF BY SEA floating in rather still waters.Both actors capture perfectly the innocence and naivete of two lovers of seven years who are both struggling to find where they as a couple fit in life.Frank has been pulling cheap theft for years and Roz is always there beside them.They escape everything.Nothing sticks to them.Roz wants commitment of more serious nature than Frank seems to recognise.This is the story that does so well in this film.Bullock and Leary bring such cuteness to their characters.This is one time where a film can be enjoyed on the strength of lead performances, and not so much for a twisted screenplay and direction.The characters contain all the life in this barely above water flick, not the story."