Closer to Changing ‘Lines — as in storylines — as the focus is passed back-and-forth between Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Affleck’s characters until their vehicular collision intersects.After that, Jackson is late for a custody hearing, thus losing, and Affleck leaves behind an important file folder for a hearing. Both take turns wreaking havoc in one another’s day. Supposedly, we’re supposed to by into the characters’ moral distress, which has the tendency to come only after they have already put forth their actions. Jackson is persuasive in his role, which especially causes problems since he is constantly undermining the capability of Affleck. The fast pacèdness still cannot make due for the artificial intellectual stuffing, while everything else remains flimsily devoid.
Directed by Roger Michell. With Sydney Pollack, Toni Collette, William Hurt and Amanda Peet.[See it if you must.]