Laws of Attraction

2006-03-30 12:33

High-powered New York divorce attorneys Daniel Rafferty (Pierce Brosnan) and Audrey Woods (Julianne Moore) have seen the worst-case scenarios for hundreds of relationships - so how bad could their own chances be?

While both are at the pinnacle of their careers, Audrey and Daniel are also complete opposites. She practices law strictly by the book; he wins by the seat of his pants. Soon they're pitted against each other in a nasty public divorce between famous clients (Parker Posey and Michael Sheen). The case centres on the crumbling but charming Irish castle which both the parties have their sights set on.

Audrey and Daniel both travel to Ireland to chase down separate depositions. They soon find themselves thrown together at a romantic Irish country festival. Naturally, after a night of wild celebrating, they wake up the next morning as man and wife. Now they have to return to New York to see out on the court case, whether they like it or not.

What the critics are saying:

"...watching this lacklustre mix of dated screwball and Irish whimsy, it's hard to see it as anything else but career suicide."
- Neil Smith, BBCi Film

"[The cast and crew] are all victims of a script of such colossal banality and gross stupidity that smiles freeze on their faces, leaving them looking trapped and desperate, much like the audience."
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"Pierce Brosnan is impossibly suave; Julianne Moore is faultlessly lovely. But the heat they generate together couldn't spark a Boy Scout's campfire."
- Megan Lehmann, New York Post

A painfully humdrum farce about a pair of opposing divorce lawyers who fall in love during their clients' trial.

Finkle 2004/08/03 2:52 PM
Pierce Schmierce He's getting a bit long in the tooth for this sort of stuff isn't he? Grey haired old grizzler! In any case cheap rip offs of "Intolerable Cruelty" are not welcome in my house! Intolerable Cruelty
stephanie 2004/08/09 11:53 AM
Laws of attraction The movie has no story,no thrill.I don't think teenagers would even bother watchin the movie!! Spiderman 2
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