"Hi, I'm George Clooney. Will you please accept me in films?"
Otherwise known as the date movie no one saw.This was supposed to be the movie that made George Clooney a major motion picture star. Just like Batman & Robin was supposed to, just like From Dusk Til Dawn was supposed to, just like The Peacemaker was supposed to.
Batman & Rogin was a franchise breaker, the Peacemaker wasn't that great and From Dusk Til Dawn could only best be described as a cult film. Clooney got notices for Out Of Sight, but even that suffered from anemic box office.
This was really supposed to be the one, though. You had two likable stars in Clooney and Michelle Pfieffer, and the single parent angle was appealing for, well, single parents. The problem?
Chemistry. Or lack thereof.
Clooney and Pfieffer are slow on the uptake: they don't get together until the final 20 minutes of the movie following all the flirtation. What's more, (spoiler ahead) the parents are so tired from carrying the kids all over town and trying to do their jobs, that when the moment does come? They fall asleep on the couch. That's it. Roll credits.
For a movie that was supposed to be the date movie, the cute film that high school girls begged their boyfriends to take them to, the finale was a tremendous letdown.
As I said, the chemistry just isn't there, and in romantic comedies, chemistry is key.Maybe this is a rental.