Jennifer Lopez plays Sharon Pogue, a police officer in Chicago, and I must say, Jennifer Lopez looks great in kevlar body armor. She saves a man's life in a car accident. One year later, during a drive by shooting, a man (James Cavizel) saves her life. They develop a relationship, fall in love, have sex in public, etc. Only she doesn't realize that he is the man's life he saved a year earlier.
I honestly did like this movie. I would give it a higher rating if it wasn't so preachy and vague. There was supposed to be some sort of domestic violence or something like that with Lopez' family in this movie, only it didn't state it that clearly. They would always use pronouns. "He did THAT do you," etc. Never clearly mentioning what it was that had happened. And when ever it was discussed, it was always in the cheesy, heart felt tradition of a Hallmark Hall of Fame, movie of the week tradition. The story was good, but it didn't need to be treated like that.
The movie is romantic and mysterious. The romance between Lopez and Cavizel is great. They don't look like a great couple though. Beautiful Lopez paired with Cavizel, who always looks like a homless wino. It's Beauty and the Beast, without the singing dinette set. The mystery is that, although you know who Cavizel's character is, there a lot of circumstances in his past that you don't know and are curious about, and they are slowly mentioned bit by bit.
The screenplay is well formed, although the dialogue is rather ridiculous at times. For example.
LOPEZ: Why are you looking at me like that?
CAVIZEL: I'm trying to imagine you without any clothes on.
CAVIZEL: Uh... I mean, without your uniform. When you're not on duty.
That's what passes for "comedy" in this movie. The dramatic dialogue is even worse and pumped up with estrogen, even though it was written by a guy. The music is nto the kind of stuff I would listen to. In fact, the name of the movie actually comes from the name of the song played over the end credits. A song that was just incidental music, the lyrics having nothing to do with the film. That may work with James Bond films, but not with this. That would be like calling "Titanic" "My Heart Will Go On." Or "There's Something About Mary," "Build me Up Buttercup." What would be a better title for this movie? I'm thinking maybe "Jennifer Lopez Nude!" or a title that actually has something to do with the movie. If you have a better suggestion for a title, please use our Movie-Vault forum
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