#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Preschool teacher Sarah Nolan, divorced for eight months, is still grieving the end of her marriage. Although she didn’t see it as being perfect, she probably would have stuck it out as what she saw as the “for better or worse” obligation of the wedding vows, that is if her ex-husband, Kevin, didn’t end it for what ended up being leaving her for a younger woman. She is urged by her over-supportive family, comprised of her many siblings, their partners, and her widowed father, to get back into the dating scene, something she has been reluctant to do in not feeling ready. As such, her most proactive sister in the matter, Carol, sets her up on an Internet dating site. Within her less than prepared state, Sarah does go along with meeting men by the means offered to her. Beyond especially her female siblings, Sarah is given unique perspectives on the whole issue of dating and commitment by her father, Bill, who is exploring dating after losing who was the love of his life in Sarah’s mother, thrice divorced Dolly, one of Bill’s conquests who he meets online, and Sarah’s gay teaching colleague, Leo, who she sees as being in the most committed loving relationship with his partner Eric of anyone she knows. Of the men she meets, Sarah makes what she believes is a connection with two, albeit awkward in both cases. One is Bob Connor, the divorced father of one of her students, her hesitance in dating him only because of crossing the professional/personal line. The other is custom wooden boat builder Jake Anderson, who too was pushed into trying online dating by his best friend/divorce lawyer Charlie, who wants Jake solely to get some action despite Jake wanting his love life to be more like Lara and Yuri in Doctor Zhivago (1965). Much of what happens between Sarah and the two men is based on what stage they are in post-divorce dating life, but is also dependent on how much Sarah is willing to take a chance on each, which may also include she and the respective man just not meshing at a given point in time, and she making a wrong decision in the process based on what she sees as the prospects.
Plot: Sarah Nolan is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her own instincts again and learns that, no matter what, it’s never a good idea to give up on love.
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Flawed, but enjoyable
John Cusack and Diane Lane, two of the most interesting actors working today, make this somewhat predictable romantic comedy work. They flesh out characters from a pretty weak script, and make you want to know those characters better.
This film is not rocket science, but if you expect to enjoy a bit of romantic fluff, you will not be disappointed. The only frustrating thing is knowing how much more both of these fine actors is capable of. Given a strong script and inventive director, can you imagine what a great film they could make together?
For this viewer, the weakest part of the script was the two-dimensional nature of some the supporting characters. For example, why would a sensitive, romantic boat builder like Jake have a strip-club-loving sleazy lawyer friend as his only male pal? And while the long suffering younger brother character is amusing and well acted, his wife is non-existent. Also, why would the father become a Lothario upon the death of his wife? If he was really a great guy, wouldn’t he continue to act that way?
Also, the script never seems sure whether it wants Diane Lane’s character to be comical or touching. The montage showing her entering computer dating with a gusto seemed forced – it aimed for a Bridget Jones type breeziness, but missed – and the singalong to the Partridge Family theme song scene was downright embarrassing. Thankfully Cusack was not subjected to that scene!
All in all, a good one to see if you love the leads, but don’t expect belly laughs. It might leave you a little wistful for a romantic comedy as fresh as “Say Anything”…. (sigh)
Charming romantic comedy is quick with the quips…
Divorcée Diane Lane, a teacher going on eight months without a man, meets a divorced boat-maker through her personals ad on the internet; it’s a tremulous courtship, hindered by her resistant attraction for the father of one of her students. Writer-director Gary David Goldberg, working from Claire Cook’s novel, pitches this familiar material a bit high, and the whole scenario is rather unlikely. The boat-maker (a nicely restrained John Cusack) must have won the Lotto since he has never sold one of his handmade creations, and, except for a few early scenes at her school, Lane seems to be on a permanent vacation. However, it is escapist fare; one doesn’t watch a popcorn-and-roses romantic comedy such as this looking for realism. The two stars share a dryly frazzled, witty repartee which is engaging, and Goldberg’s old-fashioned comic timing works exceptionally well here. Although her role doesn’t call for great modulation, Lane gamely plays up to the ‘cute’ writing and creates a fetching character. Her bustling, busy, family-friendly world looks so comfortable to live in, it is a little perplexing why she feels so alone. Set that aside–as well as the comic book finale–and there’s a good movie here, one with a warm heart and put-downs (when they come) which are gentle and in tune with the overall playful spirit. *** from ****
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director Gary David Goldberg
Writer Claire Cook (novel), Gary David Goldberg (screenplay)
Actors Diane Lane, John Cusack, Elizabeth Perkins, Christopher Plummer
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Warner Bros.
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo, C-Series and AWZ2 Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 2,683 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI)