Some Kind of Beautiful


Action / Comedy / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 6%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 30%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 13118

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October 14, 2015 at 07:14 AM



Salma Hayek as Olivia
Pierce Brosnan as Richard
Jessica Alba as Kate
Ben McKenzie as Brian
755.67 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 39 min
P/S 5 / 15

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by richard-fieldhouse 7 / 10

This is a film of two halves.

The story of this film is kind of predictable for a romantic comedy: lecherous, but gifted poetry professor is gradually reformed through his love for a quirkily unusual woman. In this case, the professor, Richard Haig (played by Pierce Brosnan), also has a cantankerous old father (Macolm McDowell) and a son Jake (Duncan Joiner). He is also, not that surprisingly, torn between two sisters - Kate (Jessica Alba), the boy's mother and her very much more Spanish sounding sister Olivia (Salma Hayek).

The first 25 minutes of the film is set in the UK and we are treated to every cinematic cliché in the book. There is even a scene in which our Prof rides a motorbike passed various London landmarks rushing to get to his appointment. The characters and plot are introduced and nothing gels at all; everything is over the top as we move from one cliché to the next.

Kate decides to move back to the US but there are still more clichés to present, like rabbits from a hat. The prof's fawningly attentive Cambridge students are exchanged for a new caricatured American set whose whole attention remains permanently with their laptops and mobiles. During the build-up to an agonisingly predictable scene of the Prof getting drunk at a formal reception you might feel you cannot possibly stand it any more... But have courage: the half time whistle is about to blow.

And then, quite suddenly, the whole thing turns around. To be precise, for me (watching on Netflix) this was 38 minutes in to the 1 hour, 35 minute movie. There are still clichés to be sure, but suddenly the actors seem to have a feel for their characters. They seem to be having fun. The situation, although it is fairly contrived, feels more real and we start to care about what happens to our Prof and his son and whether the Prof will manage to get the right sister in the end - or not.

So... At the start, only give the film half your attention: cook dinner, hoover, do the ironing, whatever. Then settle to watch it properly after half an hour and it should seem quite good.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 3 / 10

the unromantics

Richard Haig (Pierce Brosnan) is a womanizing professor of the romantics following his legendary professor father Gordon (Malcolm McDowell)'s footsteps. His students adore him especially the female ones. His latest fling is his student Kate (Jessica Alba). He flirts with Olivia (Salma Hayek) who turns out to be Kate's older sister. Olivia disapproves of him. Kate reveals her pregnancy and he follows her to LA. His new family life is problematic. Kate is cheating with Brian (Ben McKenzie) and his students are bored.

There is no joy and nothing romantic. It's not funny. There is nobody to like. It's simply sad and unappealing. The only hope is some chemistry between Brosnan and Hayek. It isn't there. There's nothing here.

Reviewed by huggibear 7 / 10

I like ROMCOM's, what else can I say? Solid 7 Stars from me!

Hayek, Alba and Brosnan work it out. I didn't have any idea what I was expecting with this movie, but I was pleasantly surprised and pleased. It had some good humor, which is the COM part and it had some intimacy, which is the ROM part. That sums it up for ROMCOM. It is an enjoyable, light-heart-ed movie. It is also a great date flick. Of course, I adore my Latinas! The little boy was excellent in his role as well. The acting was great, especially the father's eye's when he looked at his son (Brosnan) with great intent. I've never seen such a piercing set of eyes with intensity. I rated this a bit higher to see if we can get it to a Solid 6 Stars. I don't care for enjoyable movies being below 6 Stars. If you like ROMCOM's, you will enjoy it as well.

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