A shot-by-shot homage to those goofy
Doris Day-Rock Hudson films of the 60s,
your ability to like Peyton Reeds
tongue-in-cheek comedy relies upon your
affinity that particular genre of American
moviemaking. Renee Zellweger is a
luminous treat as a feminist author who
creates a nationwide movement for
women to replace men with chocolate.
Ewan McGregor is funny as a conniving
magazine writer looking to expose her as
a fraud. David Hyde Pierce steals the
show in the Tony Randall role (Randall,
himself, appears in a funny cameo as a
magazine executive). A lot of fun, but also
a little irritating at times.