Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB
USA, 2000. Miramax. Screenplay by Don Roos. Cinematography by Robert Elswit. Produced by Michael Besman, Steve Golin. Music by Mychael Danna, Dean Landon. Production Design by David Wasco. Costume Design by Peter Mitchell. Film Editing by David Codron.
Idiotic romance that insults its viewers and degrades the images of the actors involved. Ben Affleck gives a surprisingly bad performance as a man who must confront a widow after her husband dies on a plane crash that he was supposed to be on (he and Mr. Dead Guy had switched tickets).
Gwyneth Paltrow is the hapless widow and mops the floor up with poor Ben, but it’s not long before plot contrivances and preposterously cheesy speeches that ring less and less true as the film goes on get in the way. The best performances come from two supporting players: Natasha Henstridge, who grows more interesting with each role, and Jennifer Grey as an airline employee who gets herself into serious trouble with her involvement in the situation.