Originally posted by: Solomon Grundy
Embarrassed that I expected much more from this than the soapy Rom/dram chickflick it turned out to be. Given the [wasted] talent of Elba and Winslet, two of the best leads working today, it was not really that unrealistic to expect a much more complex story and better writing than a recent college graduate might produce. Instead, add a cute yellow labrador and you get Marley & me: backwoods-action-edition. What must have been going through the minds of these two cinematically literate and highly intelligent actors when they were forced to shoot the final cliche'd "run-into-each-others-arms" scene can only be guessed at but likely included mental puke and the fear that it would be edited to run onscreen in slow-motion. You can only hope that the real-life thought bubble over some of their wistful off-camera looks earlier in the film like the ones they used in the above poster ran along the lines of 'Maybe I will re-tile the upstairs bathroom,' and 'I wonder if that Mexican place delivers.'