4 October 2007 | intelearts
The Bridge Between Ephron and Apatow
Slapstick, cerebral, puns, visual humor, industry in jokes, innuendo, and satire, even Woody Allenesque in Tracy Ullman's Mothe Nature running commentary; Amy Heckerling's writing skills here are at full force. We cannot remember that last time we watched a film and laughed out loud so often and at so many different types of comedy;
As other reviewers have noted this is a film of real sweetness - but even the sentimentality is handled well - but not saccharine. It handles the idea of older woman - younger man with a delicious sense of balance and farce; can it really be five years since Michelle Pfeiffer's last film? And Paul Rudd stamps his charm all over this.
The comedians, and there are a ton to spot here, especially British - a challenge to spot all of them - make up one of the better ensemble casts of the last few years.
'I could never be your woman' is quite simply one of the best comedies of 2007 in our opinion - romantic or otherwise. Neither of us could think on another comedy that comes close so far this year. It is difficult not to be enthusiastic given the wit and chemistry of the script, the actors, and the crew. Irreverent, yet old fashioned, trend setting, yet comfortably familiar, this really is one of the most enjoyable films to be seen: an outstanding comedy, and if I am raving about it, it is because it deserves it.
A real film and a real cinematic experience: kudos and thanks to all involved.