First of all, I didn't see the original movie. Based on this one, I think I never will.
Here's the plot. Keanu is a hot-shot marketing agent. You know the type, working 24-7, mistreats his hot girlfriend, watches roughly seventeen TVs while doing his morning exercise. In other words, a regular prick.
Charlize on the other hand is not. She's a free spirit, finds joy in small unimportant fuzzy little things, like walking 10 poodles by the beach or playing hide and seek. She also doesn't care about her appearance, she does her hair with a vacuum cleaner and dresses what she finds on the floor. Of course, that doesn't prevent her from looking spectacular and having perfect hair and make-up in every scene but let's not nitpick here. Oh, except when she gets sick which is indicated by her not wearing makeup.
So anyway, Charlize starts to harass Keanu because he was responsible for getting her kicked out from driving exam. Hey, this looks like a perfect setup for some great romantic comedy, right? He'll hate her, she'll hate him, they will put practical jokes on each other and finally fall in love, right? Wrong. This plot goes right out of the window, and is changed with Charlize insisting of "helping" Keanu, which consists of moving in with her, doing fun things (including having hot sex with aforementioned) and generally getting more relaxed and being less, well, a prick.
Now here we come to the basis of my intense hatred for this movie. I really hate this Hollywood "free spirit" characters who spread joy and happiness and try to tell me how to Really Enjoy Life. Well, listen up, miss Charlize or Sara or whatever her name in the movie was, I'd really like to play silly games all day and have long warm baths, and throw away my cell-phone and forget about my daily job but, get this, I NEED TO EARN FOR THE LIVING. Like I need some overpaid Hollywood actor to tell me that regular every-day routine is boring. Sure, give me ten million dollars, I'll walk the dogs all day and relax and have fun. Geez.
Back to the movie. Keanu puts up a small fight, but since Charlize is kinda hot instead of calling the police or at least psychiatric hospital he falls for her and eventually accepts her ways. And, lo and behold, he becomes A Better Person. Wee. Thanks Charlize, your psycho promiscuous ways really DO help.
But of course, all is not well in Happy Fantasy Land where you can goof around and run willy-nilly all day and still manage to pay your rent and bills and eat food in nice restaurants. There is a dark reason why Charlize lives like she does and has a one-month dating policy. And oh no, say it ain't so, this "comedy" turns into a sappy soap-opera. Like I cared, since I hated both of the protagonists anyway.
There is absolutely no need to see this movie. It's not funny, it's not moving, it's basically a big nothing. I even skipped over some things and characters in this crap that are not just totally pointless but actually manage to takes this movie further down a notch . Take that kid for example. Or the utterly clichéd drag/gay neighbour. Look, that men is wearing a dress. Some prime comedic material there. Or what about.. but I'll stop here. Watch the movie and make your own I-hated-this list afterwards, so we can compare.
P.S. Oh I almost forgot. If you need to move furniture around the house, please call Keanu Reeves. This guy can lift a dishwasher (together with bunch of other things) with one hand while climbing through a first-story window. And he can sing, too. He really is The One.