A story about this — 6 years ago
I have to give this film credit for a very un-hollywood ending that is nonetheless satisfying. I’ve marked this as wishy-washy as I can’t think of a good time you might want to see it unless you’re killing time. I usually laugh at absurd or awkward moments in films but I seriously just felt uncomfortable during the dinner table scene, at least until the singing started. There is both amusement, and drama, but they’ve curdled a bit.
I was very pleased to see Joey Lauren Adams in it (albeit a limited role), especially with Vince Vaughn. These two starred in one of my top-five films together (A Cool Dry Place). I’m not entirely sure how I’ve ended up watching three films Ansiton flicks almost back to back, although she looked pretty hot, her perfomance in The Good Girl was better. She seems to be holding her own as an big screen actress which suprises me somewhat (as an [ex-]Friends fan).