Kate Hudson is just fun to watch as she channels her mother...I mean, you know the story: She pretends to be every guy's worst nightmare, the psycho girlfriend, clingy, obsessive, demanding...but the thing is, he's also got a bet going to make a woman fall in love with him. They're both working a scheme; the ads don't play that up, and it's what makes it funny.
My favourite but is where he makes his special lamb and she pretends she's a vegetarian, starts crying and makes him take her out to a vegan restaurant...with no TV, when his other big plan was to watch Game Three of the NBA Finals (Knicks and Kings - well, it IS a fantasy!) Thing is, she's a huge basketball fan, too, so she sneaks into the kitchen to watch the game with the cooks, and to sneak food. I guess because I like seeing women sports fans...being one and all.
There's a scene too where she gets to pick a movie, and drags him to a "Chick Flick Marathon," which I appreciated...I love when a movie makes fun of itself.
She gets more desperate to drive him away, and he gets more determined to keep her. Of course, well...you know how it ends. Happily ever after. But it seemed to have more of an edge than most of these...and it seemed to be getting a lot more laughs from the audience...
The other thing that amused me was that the guy's best friend was Tom Lennon, who was Jason Lee's best friend in A Guy Thing...this guy's getting quite the rep playing the buddy. Interesting. And apparently Gwyneth Paltrow was originally meant to play Kate Hudson's part. I am trying to imagine that...the chemistry, I think, would have been very different.
Drama, drama, drama.