Lisa has been a star softball player but she’s been cut from the new roster for the national team. George has been working at his father’s company but he has been indicted on charges of securities fraud. Matty has a multi-million-dollar contract as an ace pitcher with a baseball team and he is a player in life as well. Lisa and George have both had their worlds turned upside down. Matty can be pretty clueless. Lisa doesn’t know whether to stay with Matty or go with George since his girlfriend just broke up with him.
Where do you go with a film with the three main characters are clueless? Lisa may be a great softball player and it may be just her age of 30 that’s against her? George needs to look to his father about these charges he’s facing? Matty has a stack of women’s clothing in a closet for those fortunate enough to stay over? George’s father Charles doesn’t have much to work with in his role? 3* (This movie is OK)
121 min, Comedy directed by James L. Brooks with Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson, Kathryn Hahn, Mark Linn-Baker, Lenny Venito, Molly Price, Ron McLarty, Shelley Conn, Domenick Lombardozzi.
Note: Imdb 5.4 out of 10, 32% critic 25% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 2*, Amazon 3.5* out of 5* with 280 reviews.
Special Note: Filmed in Washington DC, Los Angeles, California and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This film also had the title List After List. Bill Murray was in talks to play Charles but he declined. Rudd and Witherspoon starred together in Overnight Delivery of 1998. They also were voice actors in the movie Monsters versus Aliens by Dreamworks. Witherspoon also worked with Owen Wilson in Inherent Vice.