Director: Adam Brooks
Year Released: 2008
Syrupy, 'safe' romantic faux-comedy (because it's never funny) has Ryan Reynolds in the "feminized" role as soft "mother figure" to inquisitive daughter Abigail Breslin, telling her (in cleaned-up terms) the gist of his liaisons. Those three different women (Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Banks and Rachel Weisz) are put in the traditionally "masculine" roles, as all three are indecisive and independent, leaving Reynolds to float from one to the other as they conveniently pop up and vanish as the plot mandates. There's something wrong with a movie where the only spark of life in it is a few short scenes with Kevin Kline's curmudgeon, and the most dynamic of any of the possible relationships is between Reynolds and Breslin, though in a healthy way (not in an actively-pursued-by-Interpol way).