Bob also had that one ready for me to watch this week, and I watched it tonight.
Synopsis: Joanna (Keira Knightley) and Michael Reed (Sam Worthington) are in a successful and happy relationship. They are moving along in their lives together until Joanna meets Laura (Eva Mendes), the stunningly beautiful work colleague whom Michael never mentioned. While Michael is away with Laura on a business trip, Joanna runs into an old but never quite forgotten love, Alex (Guillaume Canet). As the night progresses and temptation increases, each must confront who they really are.
My thoughts and observations about the movie:
- I saw Kiera Knightley in Pride & Prejudice and in Anna Karenina, both in which I liked her very much. She was okay in this movie, but for some reason her smile got on my nerves in most of her scenes. And that was a lot of scenes.
- Sam Worthington was an absolute doll-baby in this. I wanted to kiss him as bad as "Laura" did.
- I can't quite put my finger on why I didn't like this movie more than I did. It might have had something to do with the amount of total time that the actors were on camera without speaking—presumably just thinking and deciding and wondering. There was a sort of ennui about their characters, and their lives, really.
- I did really like how it ended, though—the very last camera shot.