Laws of Attraction: Barry Wetcher
EW Staff
February 17, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

Laws of Attraction

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
87 minutes
Wide Release Date
04/30/04
performer
Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore, Nora Dunn, Parker Posey, Michael Sheen
director
Peter Howitt
distributor
New Line Cinema
author
Aline Brosh McKenna
genre
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a C

Every fan of old-fashioned movies knows that the more a couple argues, the more they really love each other. In ”Attraction,” Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan are rival divorce attorneys representing a warring couple, played by Michael Sheen and Parker Posey. Before they can shout ”I object,” they land hard in each other’s arms, and, after a drunken evening, awaken to find that they’ve gotten married. ”I loved the idea of these people — whose work is dealing with sad, miserable lives — falling in love,” says Brosnan, who also serves as an executive producer. As for the chance to bond rather than Bond and play it straight in a comedy, says Brosnan, ”It was nice to be shlubby.” Geez, take the man out of his tuxedo…

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