When it comes to love people move at different paces, as this movie keenly demonstrates. The unabashed all in love Mike (Zahn) is the dire opposite of Sue (Aniston) and this mismatched love match makes for a very fun ride throughout the film. For what may seem romantic to one person is borderline stalker to another. Sue takes it all in good grace and warms to the hapless Mike but a future between the two never seems possible. With his over the top antics to try and woo her you cannot help but smile at the prospect of someone feeling something so deeply he would go to any lengths to prove his love. It may be the tenderness and charm of Steve Zahn as Mike that wins your heart in this movie but it is the undeniable greatness of love that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside as the movie draws to a close.
Sometimes two characters just click on screen. It is not because of the dialogue, the situations they are put into, or the way they behave with each other. It is that something words fail to describe most of the time, if ever. Zahn and Aniston, as Mike and Sue, have that certain spark.
May 15, 2009