Just finished watching Must Love Dogs. Every once in a while, I’ll go for a romantic comedy. I’ve always like John Cusack. The movie’s script is decent, not particularly challenging, (and too much product placement for my taste, but they have to pay their bills), but still fun and watchable. The stand out, understated performance comes from the ever-amazing Stockard Channing, who is even better than Christopher Plummer.
The film had one aspect I especially appreciated. The people were nice to each other. I liked this because people really are, normally, nice to each other. And, I enjoyed seeing a movie that didn’t rely on angst for drama. Even the secondary love interest was nice, and in my view was treated a little unfairly by the Diane Lane character. Maybe not. The fact is, I’m a bit of a sap when it comes to movies.
You know, I’ve never seen Doctor Zhivago.