Saturday, November 03, 2007
Anyone for luuuuurve?
A couple of hours ago, hubby was settling down to watch CSI and as I didn't fancy lots of blood and gore, I thought I'd go to bed with a DVD instead. I looked for something that was likely to entertain me for half an hour or so, and deliberately chose Wimbledon from my list of unwatched DVDs (which is almost, but not quite, the same size as my list of unread books, but that's a different story).
I'm no fan of tennis, having never watched a whole game (I know, shock horror) and I only bought the DVD because it was £3 in the sales - barely more than rental price. I never for a moment thought that I'd watch it all tonight, but there I was, 98 mins later, hubbie long asleep next to me, watching it to the very end and finding myself enjoying every minute of it.
I was going to write a review, but I found this on Amazon which is spot on, and I'm shamelessly copying it:
This is a film with no hidden depths. Tennis purists are unlikely to find the matches all that convincing and this may irritate. Yet I've given it four stars. I went to see this film wanting to be cheered up and to relax, not having to think too hard. It is a light-hearted romantic comedy which delivers exactly what you would expect from its genre. It is predictable and it is fun. If you want to be challenged then this is not for you. Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst are engaging with the backing of a supporting cast of quirky characters. Some of these work better than others. Overall however it is a film which presses all of the buttons you expect such a comedy to press. If you liked Love Actually or Bridget Jones or Notting Hill I'd expect you to like this. If romantic comedy isn't your thing then this isn't going to change your mind.
Just one more thing to add - as the film's shot in London, it will appeal to the Capital lovers amongst you (you know who you are ;-)