Director: Alfonso Arau
Year Released: 1995
Soldier Keanu Reeves (who isn't given much to do - he's more a spectator than an actual participant) returns from duty to his floozy girlfriend (Debra Messing, whose function is to cheat on him and act uninterested in his affection) and, in a series of unlikely events, ends up in Napa Valley with a pregnant, unwed Mexican-American, playing the role of her husband and having to endure constant harassment from her overbearing father. Defenders claim that cynics won't 'look past' the corniness and weak script and simply 'open their hearts,' but that's just another way of saying, "Alright, I know it's not a good movie, but it just works for me on some level, so kill me." That's fine, naturally, because this is prime guilty pleasure material - perilously overacted and fatally under-written.