Laughed so hard, I put a rib out!
The Hubster & I went to see this excellent film today and HIGHLY recommend it for all. Well unless you still harbour any feelings for an ex spouse anyway! I had a feeling Alec & Meryl would spark off each other and the chemistry did not disappoint. The writer & producer is Nancy Meyer, of The Holiday (Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz & Jack Black) and she is without doubt the absolute best at comedy films with a sensitive soul.The locations are lush, very much the rosy side of life, but lovely to escape into for a couple of hours. Steve Martin is surprisingly not the comedy king of this film, he plays a more sensitive and likeable 'other' guy. Alec Baldwin is side splittingly funny, he has a little of the bad boy thing going on and was masterful as the ex. Meryl just seems to get lovelier with age and she is definitely having a great resurgence. I think she could star in anything and make it great. She's up there with Denzel now for me, if she's in it I know it'll be good. The other star performance is from John Krasinski (The Office), who has some of the funniest looks and lines as the soon to be son-in-law.This is just good clean fun, no bad language but some very funny partial nudity, and a contemporary storyline that will feel familiar to many of us. There were more than a few scenes where I was quite literally rocking in my seat crying with laughter, as was the Hubster.But I am certain the putting out of my rib happened during the 'smot poking' scenes, which were some of the funniest I have seen on film in years.Just do not miss this movie!