Handcuffs and double entendres get put to use as Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler take their flirtation on screen. Butler plays the title character; Aniston is his bail-skipping ex-wife who also happens to be a reporter tracking down a murder story. Critics blasted the script for being too formulaic, so perhaps this rental should be reserved for Aniston fans only. DVD extras include three making-of featurettes.
Director Noah Baumbach tells the story of Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller), a 40-something loner with no sense of life direction. But once Roger meets Florence (Greta Gerwig), a personal assistant in her mid-20s who feels similarly lost, he tries to have — or better yet, not have — an actual relationship with disastrous results. Stiller turns in a nicely subdued performance; but his character is so unlikeable that he often makes the film hard to take. Gerwig's Florence, however, is completely charming to compensate for Roger's abrasiveness, making her one to watch. DVD extras include featurettes with Baumbach.
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