Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Romantic comedy

A covenant is a solemn promise to engage in or refrain from a specified action. In contrast to a contract, it is a one-way agreement whereby the covenanter is the only party bound by the promise.

Jim Carrey: Bank Loan Officer Carl Allen
Rhys Darby: his boss Norman
John Michael Higgins: Nick, a former colleague of Carl
Terence Stamp: motivational speaker Terrence Bundley
Zooey Deschanel: Allison, a girl Carl meets by chance
Bradley Cooper: Car’s best friend Peter

As a comedy it works for me: there are quite a few mildly humorous moments and more than a few “laugh-out-loud” scenes. Even though it’s a bit contrived it’s not ridiculously foolish. And the antics of Jim Carrey are more restrained unlike his earlier movies. Mind you he does act pretty silly sometimes and there are some situations that some viewers would find distasteful.

Regarding the romantic side of things, the people involved actually seem to like one another. How refreshing.

for crude sexual humor, language and brief nudity.

1. Though the open passenger’s window Carl’s buddy wishes him well. Carl immediately drives off but the car window is no longer open.
2. The price of regular gas is posted at $5.23. The highest price ever in Los Angeles was $4.61 a gallon.
3. While having lunch the bottle of hot sauce changes position from one shot to the next without anyone touching it.

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