17 September 2003 | claudio_carvalho
A Predictable But Very Enjoyable Romantic Comedy
Jane (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson) is a successful executive, fighting for a big account with a wealth client. Nick (James McCaffrey) is a broken taxi driver, living in a poor area of New York. One afternoon, Jane finds her colleague and boyfriend John in the bed with another women and she breaks her engagement with him. She gets a cab and has the first contact with Nick along the plot. Then, she decides to go to a party with her girlfriend, where she meets Nick and John, and she pretends to be dating with Nick. Further, she tells John that Nick is an important executive from another company. Nick is invited to participate in a brunch in Jane's company. She promises him US$ 1,500.00 to share this fake situation with her. What happens next, although predictable, will not disappoint fans of beautiful romantic comedy. The situations generated from this lie are funny and the crush of Nick and Jane is nice. I watched the trailer of this film a couple of days ago and got interested in see it. I liked it a lot. It is a low-budget movie, with unknown cast and very predictable, but also very enjoyable. The storyline is basically the same of 'Pretty Woman', with the sexes of the couple changed, but there is a great chemistry between Jane and Nick. The performance and direction work perfectly in a screenplay simple but credible, and the movie is a good entertainment. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "Nick & Jane - Uma Grande Paixão" ("Nick & Jane - A Great Passion")