Laws of Attraction
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Laws of Attraction
Though equally respected in their field, divorce lawyers Audrey Woods (Julianne Moore) and Daniel Rafferty (Pierce Brosnan) are opposites inside and out of the courtroom. Audrey is meticulous and by the book, while Daniel relies on personality and luck to get by. Despite the difference in methods, neither lawyer has lost a case, and neither plan on ending their streak after being respectively hired by Serena (Parker Posey) and Thorne (Michael Sheen), a celebrity power couple gone wrong. The divorce settlement hinges on a particularly spectacular Irish castle, which both parties would like to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The actors work hard to concoct some chemistry, but it's tough to be Tracy and Hepburn, let alone Doris Day and Rock Hudson, when you're trying to get your mouth around lines that wouldn't pass muster on a UPN sitcom."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"The plot, the dialogue and the main characters' love connection are basically mind-numbing, and even Parker Posey can't save the show."
‑ Sara Gebhardt, Washington Post
"There's no reason to see this movie."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"In the end, lazy scriptwriting leads to a lukewarm verdict."
‑ Camerin Courtney, Christianity Today
"What's perfect for [Moore] is that the movie uses manic farce to crack the self-possession that usually keeps her so remote from us."
‑ Alan Dale,
"Watch Hepburn and Tracy in Adam's Rib. It's very something."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan create just enough chemistry to carry Laws of Attraction."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Pitched as a homage to George Cukor's 1949 classic romantic comedy "Adam's Rib" (with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy), "Laws of Attraction" is far separated from that film's exceptional timing and sincere comic exploration of a competitive couple of"
‑ Cole Smithey,
"... painfully predictable, full of super-sized implausibilities, and crowded with supporting characters that are underdeveloped and overplayed."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"The two lead players ... seem the least likely of anyone in the film to fight for themselves, unless you give them very large cocktails."
‑ Mark Collette, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"Terrible, terrible film."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Julianne Moore's talent is simply too heavy for her to rise above this quicksand comedy."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"An affable (if entirely forgettable) romantic comedy..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Standard opposites-attract romantic comedy."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Like a Lladro statuette, this milky film is pretty and hollow, intellectually suspect but capable of providing a warm frisson of well-being"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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