IMDB Plot Summary:
Barbara Novak (Renee Zellweger) has just come down from Maine to New York after writing a book called Down With Love. The book instructs women to have sex the way a man does, and to detach oneself from love completely. Catcher Block (Ewan McGregor) is a successful journalist tapped to write a cover story on Novak. He blows her off at every opportunity to cuddle with flight attendants. However, when Novak's book is a complete success, Catcher finds himself being blown off by her! So he starts to write an expose and disguises himself as a naive astronaut named Zip Martin. But he can't imagine what happens next!I wasn't terribly impressed by this movie. It's billed as a romantic comedy, and is one, but, well, it's very non-traditional in that regard. Very up and down, a lot of role reversal, and not a few surprises thrown in for good measure. It's not bad by any means, just.. different. I'm a fan of the more "traditional" romantic comedies so that may be why this one didn't quite catch my fancy.
I did like the setting, old (60's?) New York. And IMDB informed me that this is a remake of an old movie so it works. Kind of cool for that.
ALAN'S MOVIE RATING: Rental-Worthy if you like the stars, Cable-Worthy otherwise.