Something in the way she moves...
Reviewed by KHL for Still Breathing at 2009-01-22 11:35:23
I am not usually a sucker for 'girly girl' type movies, or 'comedy-romance-feel good' type flicks, but somehow this movie touches me in an odd way. Both Fraser and Going give believable performances in a highly silly, but touching, plot-line about a guy who has a sort of clairvoyance about his future wife and, due to an absurd set of circumstances, sets out to find her. Could Howard Hawks (Bringing Up Baby; The Philadelphia Story) have done better with this idea? Perhaps; but this film does a great job of providing vulnerability on the part of the hard-nosed heroine and the love-struck man. It doesn't seem to hit you over the head with sentimentality. I've watched it 3 or 4 times and haven't yet failed to get a little choked up at certain moments...an overlooked film that deserves some more viewers.
HBO and Tom Hanks make a great team with this series, just a superb telling of the ins-and-outs of the massive effort behind the space race. Besides Hanks, there's lots of crossovers between this series and the Apollo 13 feature film.