We’ll give director Wayne Wang this much: Turning Fiennes into a bore of a Republican statesman is an original idea. But the actor, who’s clearly trying to break free of the tortured types he plays so well, deserves better than a limp, opposites-attract fairy tale that pairs him with single mama/hotel maid Lopez – a match with about as much chemistry as Bill the Butcher and Miss Piggy. There’s a sweet movie in here somewhere, but it’s lost in a maelstrom of miscasting.
Genre: Romance, Comedy; Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Jennifer Lopez, Bob Hoskins, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci; Director: Wayne Wang; Author: John Hughes; Producer (person): Julia Roberts; Release Date Wide: 12/13/2002; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Posted March 28 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
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