There’s no way I wanted to see this. My wife said it was really good, and it does have Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles going for it, but all in all I was just not looking forward to it.
I have to admit to liking Nicolas Cage as an actor. It may be un-cool now, but he still interests me. Plus when a director known for epics like Ridley Scott takes on a small, character driven piece, it turns out to be much better than it had any right to be nine out of ten times. Not a must-see for me, but I was interested in seeing it.
This is one of those movies I wasn’t sure I wanted to see. It looked interesting enough, but there was never a full commitment to it in my mind. The ultimate deciding factors were my enjoyment of Mark Ruffalo’s performance in XX/XY and the opportunity to see just oodles of Meg Ryan’s body.