Feb. 15, 2012 - Issue #852: The Coffee Issue
Channing Tatum, seemingly cast for his physique (which, in a nice change-of-clothing from the norm, appears much more than his female's counterparts), is otherwise forgettable as Leo. In a snowbound car crash (the first of many implausibilities), his wife Paige (Rachel McAdams) loses her recent memory and, it seems, her love for him.
Makes sense—their love was so full of trite phrases, clichéd moments (skinny-dipping, eating chocolates, a care-package for a sniffly nose) and uncool coolness (she has a tattoo on her back! she likes to be tickled!), it's mind-wiping. Humour's strained, even by brain-trauma-victim-learning-to-laugh-again standards. The boho-loft setting's only out1D-d as a backdrop by the old-money milieu where Jessica Lange and Sam Neill are comatosely wasted as Paige's parents, white-WASPing the past. I vow to forgive this movie, just to forget it faster.
Directed by: Michael Sucsy
Written by: Jason Katims, Abby Kohn, Stuart Sender, Marc Silverstein, Michael Sucsy
Featuring: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum and Sam Neill
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