This film is a remake of Gabriele Muccino’s comedy drama L’Ultimo Bacio. Michael and Jenna have been a couple for three years. They have started talking about getting married and having a family. Later, Jenna tells Michael she’s pregnant and they learn from an ultrasound that they are having a girl. Michael starts to get worried about his life all planned out and this life as a young man is over. He meets Kim at a friend’s wedding and he starts to feel alive again. He looks at the people around him and none of their relationships are happy or stable. Michael’s friend Chris is thinking about leaving his wife even thought they have an infant son. Chris feels they are not getting along at all and he doesn’t see this changing. Even Jenna’s parents are recently separated because of their marriage problems.
Michael has a severe case of cold feet. If he’s not careful he will leave behind Jenna and their baby before they have even started a life together? Jenna’s dad is a psychologist or psychiatrist and he can’t keep his own marriage together? What is that saying to Michael? Chris has a baby and he’s leaving because he can’t do anything right? 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
104 min, Drama directed by Tony Goldwyn with Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson, Casey Affleck, Michael Weston, Eric Christian Olsen, Marley Shelton, Lauren Lee Smith, Harold Ramis, Blythe Danner, Tom Wilkinson, David Haydn-Jones.
Note: Imdb 6.5 out of 10, 45% critic 59% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic 57 out of 100 with 27 critics 5.2 out of 10 with 63 reviews, Amazon 3.8* out of 5* with 124 reviews.
Special Note: Filmed in Saint-Lambert and Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Madison, Wisconsin. Originally Rachel McAdams was cast as Jenna but she had other commitments. This is the first film for Rachel Bilson. This film was shipped to theaters under the code name French. There is another film with the same title from 2002.