Longtime friends Ronny and Nick are partners in an auto-design firm. Ronny's life is turned upside down when he discovers that his best friend's wife is having an affair. And in the process of investigating her, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own.
Who ever thought that Ron Howard could make a cult film? This movie is a mess, but it's an intelligent and affecting mess.
November 18, 2011
It deals with a serious issue of problems in a marriage, but it does so in such an ignorant, clumsy, sophomoric way with a sexist point of view that it loses any value, either morally or in terms of entertainment.
Perhaps the late Blake Edwards could have found a balance between slapstick and psychodrama, but Ron Howard can't get the pacing right, and Allan Loeb's script is even wordier than the one he wrote for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
As cumbersome and drawn out as a slowly deflating tire, this cinematic collision between Vaughn's celebrated funny-surly persona and Howard's earnest pedigree is a bore -- and a serious miscalculation.