this is one of my moms favourite movies, and i must’ve watched bits of it a ton when i was a kid. i’m shocked at how much i remembered.
garry marshall is a strange filmmaker to me. he was a big part of reinventing the modern romantic comedy and also killing the enthusiasm for it. i’m really not a fan of the altman-esque big ensemble romcoms, i think it strings together weakly written characters to try and make a film better than the sum of its parts, but that rarely happens.
anyway, i’m off topic. i like this movie a lot.
i think i’d forgotten how absolutely charming julia roberts can be at her best. and the supporting cast, while maybe not given that much to do, are all strong enough performances that they’re fun and memorable.
i don’t know whether it was this or addam’s family values that i first saw and fell in love with joan cusack.