Repugnant period piece pre-French Revolution, beyond even laughably bad, with Hilary Swank and company colluding to retrieve a “stolen” necklace.It’s filled with unsubtle flashbacks, aimless coloration gimmicks, barren sexuality and pedantic direction. In other words, there is hardly a moment where something isn’t being hit over your head. It’s pathetic and humiliating for all involved, and director Charles Shyer gets more laughs for this than those in his sterile comedies combined (Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride, Part II). This is rather a very embarrassing state of affairs.
With Adrian Brody, Jonathan Pryce, Brian Cox, Joely Richardson, Christopher Walken and Hayden Panettiere.[Not to be bothered with.]