A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
|Release Date||:||September 28, 2007|
|Genres||:||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Production Company||:||Lakeshore Entertainment, Revelations Entertainment, Greenestreet Films|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Robert Benton, Scott Peterson|
|Writers||:||Allison Burnett, Charles Baxter|
|Casts||:||Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Radha Mitchell, Billy Burke, Selma Blair, Alexa Davalos, Toby Hemingway, Stana Katic, Erika Marozsán, Jane Alexander, Fred Ward, Margo Martindale, Missi Pyle, Shannon Lucio, Alex Mentzel, David Rubin|
|Plot Keywords||:||dancing, sex, adultery, fortune teller, based on novel, marriage proposal, oregon, professor, coffee, nudity, funeral, coffee shop, friendship, love, grief, neighbor, lesbian, drug use, wedding, pregnancy, softball, real estate agent, flashback, emergency, abusive father|
I have always enjoyed the wise-man roles of Morgan Freeman. He does just another fine job, in this movie too. Also, I liked Greg Kinnear, and his average-guy roles. But in this one- he takes a real bad emotional beating from two spouses....in a row! But, being the non-vindictive nice-guy, he holds no resentments to his exes. What a guy! The young characters Oscar, and Chloe really hit a soft spot in me. Only because I have witnessed some truly tragic love-at-first sight romances myself.
I was mesmerized by Radha Mitchell's appearance in Man On Fire, and Silent Hill...but was very impressed by her baring all(what a stunner!) in this film. She has that ultra-sexy, Mariel Hemingway-like look to her that leaves me breathless. She will definitely have a following after this movie, now. I think there is no comparison between her, and Naomi Watts.