You know the first thing that sprung in my mind after I watched this movie? A political propaganda being sugar coated with a essence of romantic comedy. Sure it's about romance and such, with a dash of comedy. But that's not what I picked up. It's a pro-life propaganda about euthanasia. Don't believe me?
Dr. Elizabeth Masterson (Reese Whiterspoon) is a workaholic doctor who dedicated her life in working in the hospital. One night, she got herself a terrible car accident and her spirit trapped between life and death. She is in coma, and the only one who could help her awake is a man named David (Mark Ruffalo), who is renting her vacant apartment. Directed by Mark Waters.
I understand this is only a romantic comedy movie, which I shouldn't pay serious attention about and just enjoy the storyline, but I can't help it. The whole thing about coma patient that someday will waking up really hit my nerve. My late dad was comatose, and seeing this movie seems putting a false hope to everyone else's heads. I'd be more accepting this movie is not a romantic comedy, but more of a drama movie like "Ghost" starring Demi Moore. I'd probably would like it more. I mean this movie is less funny than "While You Were Sleeping" starring Sandra Bullock which I thought was romantic and hilarious. But this one is a bit blah and cheesy, and not to mention the whole propaganda thing I just mentioned. The film starts off rather dull and seems to jump into the story a little too fast. Within 10 minutes in, you're already into the main plot of the film. They were rushing things.
They met, and they just fall in love like that? Pffft. Annoying plot. For some reason I don't like Reese Witherspoon and I really like Mark Ruffalo. People here talk about how great Mark was compared to what they expected. I had high expectations to begin with and I don't feel disappointed by him. However, the movie is plain boring. Speaking about the propaganda thing, don't get me wrong; I am neither supporting nor condemning euthanasia from a moral standpoint. But to paved it with cream cheese like this is a blasphemy. The director done much better job with "Mean Girls". The only performances I like are from Ben Shenkman as Dr. Brett Rushton and Jon Heder as Darryl. Saw them in some movies, they are underrated. Give them more screen time, damn it! Overall, if you like cheese cream movie, go ahead.
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