Laws of Attraction was absolutely fantastic! For me, it was the perfect romantic comedy! Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan really redefined the age-old saying "opposites attract". It was awesome. The characters were hilarious, the plot was great! Its a smart, witty, hopeless romantic sort of comedy. Numerous times I found myself completely carried away in some of those "hopeless romantic" sort of lines. It was well thought out. I would say its more of the intelligent person's romantic comedy, even though I know everyone would enjoy it! I would recommend it to anyone <more>
who wants to see a great, funny, intelligent, romantic comedy! If you're searching for a very tasteful,funny,romantic movie, see Laws of Attraction!
Delightful and wonderfully romantic. Is that too much? (by fredericksmith1952)
Seriously, you have here the perfect love story in the perfect setting with the most perfect couple one can think of, if you are thinking of true Irishmen and Irish descendants. Pierce Brosnan is witty, charming, cute "as per Frances Fisher in the film", and above all, incredibly gifted in this role. When you watch him here, you are reminded of the films of David Niven or Cary Grant, and that is no mean comparison coming from someone who sorely laments the lost of such talents. Julianne Moore comes up to Pierce brilliantly, and you could see this film occurring thirty years ago, <more>
starring Grant and Hepburn. Julianne's character is the perfect foil for Brosnan's in this delightful duel of the sexes. Parker Posey and Michael Sheen are the typical young adults caught up in their success, and going through a rough patch of the "I'm so neglected" stage of marriage, which the two of them carry off wonderfully. The maraschino cherry on this particular confection is the wonderful appearance of the beautiful Frances Fisher, than lovely lady who has the cheekbones of Venus de Milo and the accompanying smile. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language, I personally recommend this as a film for you and that significant other when the kids are in bed, or for Date Night.
Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan freshly pair up in McKenna's splendid 'Laws of Attraction'. It is sort of an unusual romantic comedy set partly in America and partly in Ireland. Moore and Brosnan are a delight to watch, especially how their love story unfolds in the courtroom. Brosnan is great at playing the Irishman as he also proved in 'Evelyn' perhaps because he is one. Moore keeps proving what an incredibly versatile actress she is as she shows a flair for comedy. But it is the scenes between Frances Fisher and Julianne Moore that I enjoyed watching the most. The <more>
movie has some great punchlines the best of which are delivered by Fisher. Lending hilarious support are Michael Sheen as a rockstar and Parker Posey as his fashion designer wife. The Irish scenes may be a little clichéd and 'touristy' but nonetheless fun to watch. On the flip side, 'Laws of Attraction' felt a bit rushed in parts and the plot could have been better developed. However, that doesn't stop it from making the viewers laugh out loud and root for Daniel and Audrey to succeed in their fun romantic adventure.
For those who appreciate Romantic Comedies, this one is spot on! (by twilight2000)
Very Mild Spoilers I grew up watching this style of movie at it's very best -- Tracy & Hepburn, so I went into this with a very skeptical nature in spite of appreciating Pierce Brosnan's work in general. Romantic Comedy, done well, is predictable only in it's broadest strokes. To be really interesting and re-watchable it requires that at least some of the predictabilities have twists without ruining the eventual outcome. Not only was this one of the most enjoyable of it's genre I've watched, Brosnan, Moore and Fischer were *wonderful* in their portrayals of their <more>
characters. Fischer couldn't have been more fun or spot on in her portrayal of Mom. Brosnan and Moore not only clearly had fun making this, they also managed Romantic Comedy quite well. For those who cut their teeth on Adam's Rib or Philidelphia, this one is a beautiful homage to its predecessors. Finding out that Brosnan was a fan of Tracy/Hepburn films after the fact wasn't surprising at all. I wasn't as amused by the 2 rockers as some -- they seemed, at times, forced. Their characters were not as integrated to the film's style as the leads, so felt a little odd to me. Good film, well done for it's type.If you don't like Romantic Comedy, don't go here -- this one is perfectly what it is!
The three best features of this commendable way to spend an evening are 1 the storyline and script which is clever 2 The acting and the chemistry between Brosnan and Moore which makes it almost believable and the cinematography, which, particularly for the scenes in Ireland, is well done.In my opinion, one of the features of a good romantic comedy is that it engages the viewer in a story that makes them imagine or daydream about the wonderful magic of romantic love. A good romantic comedy should make us laugh, and cry, and smile throughout...and this one has that result.Yes, the plot <more>
is a bit far-fetched, but then so is love unpredictable and often built on chance encounters. So they went to Irish festival and tied the knot in an impromptu wedding ceremony that they thought was real...that provided the context for the happy ending that MUST be the feature of every successful film of this genre. Critics who want realism in their romantic comedies miss the point, it's all about magic! Brosnan and Moore have a chemistry that makes this happen.One test of a good film is an affirmative answer to the questions: Would you like to see this again? Would you add it to your DVD collection? I would say yes to both of these questions.Other films in my collection of good Romantic comedies include: Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, Notting Hill, City of Angels, Four Weddings..., As Good as It Gets, Pretty Woman, Goodbye Girl, Kate and Leopold, While You Were Sleeping, and Someone Like You. This film deserves a spot somewhere in the middle of that collection. So, if you liked most of these, I predict you'll like Laws of Attraction.
Critics, take a hike....this film is adorable! (by inkblot11)
Daniel Rafferty Pierce Brosnan is a hotshot divorce attorney, recently transplanted in NYC. Audrey Woods Julianne Moore is also a rising star in the realm of divorce lawyers. Naturally, the duo go head to head on quite a few big cases. One night, they arrange a "business" dinner, proceed to become intoxicated, and end up spending the night together. This complication causes trouble for the professional and personal lives. Can they swallow their pride and straighten things out?This movie is a darling romantic comedy for those who are tiring of the teenage love stories cropping up <more>
everywhere. Brosnan and Moore are utterly charming and give vibrant performances. Parker Posey, as one can expect, delights the audience in a smaller role as only she can. The film was partially shot in Ireland and, consequently, the viewer can bask in the beauty of the Emerald Isle. Why critics have failed to appreciate this film is beyond reason. This viewer recommends it heartily. Go see it before it's too late!
007 meets and shags Sex in the City (by shiningmonk)
OK, the heading was to grab your attention. Sarah Jessica Parker and her sex-mad cronies aren't thankfully! in this, but Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore are.Every now and then, they make a lightweight comedy romance with English actor Hugh Grant, and someone like Jennifer Lopez or Sandra Bullock, and it falls apart because Grant can't act. Well, this one boldly casts Irish-born Bond actor Brosnan with stage-actress Moore.It's not a "wet hanky" romance as some reviewers were evidently expecting but a tale of one-upmanship between two rival lawyers in Manhattan, both <more>
immediately likable characters, with romance, spy cameras and Irish dancing thrown in. Thank God there are no nasal Manhattan accents, people talking really fast about how much money they've made, women discussing sex in coffee houses, people whistling for taxis, scenes of the Statue of Liberty or Frank Sinatra music.All in all, well worth renting.
This movie reminds me of the romantic screwball comedies from the 30's, 40's and 50's. The movie succeeds in following the humor, witty dialogs and great pace witch made the romantic comedies of old so great. That is, until the ending. The entire ending is ruined, copy-pasted from every other average romantic comedy today they split up, the guilty one realizes his/her fault and runs to his/her lover and spills his/her guts out... and they live happily ever after . It is not the director's fault, he even tried his best to make the ending not so sleazy aka the excellent <more>
wedding scene . Pierce Brosnan is great, in some scenes even better then Moore, reminds me of Cary Grant, James Stewart in their best work Bringing up Baby, The Philadelphia Story... . Brosnan is actually becoming a much better actor than he was 6-7 years before. Julianne Moore is, as always, excellent. The supporting is actually also great, from Sheen, Posey, Fisher, Dunn to the locals in the Irish village. All in all a great screwball comedy which has not been made in years, if the ending were any better...
Laws of attraction was one of the best films i watched in summer 2004. Personally, i had always thought Pierce Brosnan was a good actor but i had never observed Julianne Moore closely before so i was joyful when i watched the movie.In fact, films about advocate usually have a general context which is based on affairs of the advocates who had met because of their clients but the performances and story had made this movie different and better than the others. Scenes from Ireland were quite nice and events about the singer and creator had made me laughed very often.As a result i think it was a <more>