A romantic comedy with all the right elements. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson, the plot follows an ex USA softball player on her quest for something new. A professional baseball player who is self-obsessed and romantically awkward. A corporate employee in crisis and his father who put him in such a position.
The film is an easy watch, humorous and even touching at times. A perfect example of the genre. It was clean in presentation, performances were strong especially by Paul Rudd who is being made an escape goat of by his father. His comic acting is sincere and allows for much greater depth of character than many others.
It has been reported that the film was set into production in 2005 when director James L. Brooks began researching female athletes. He then got interested in corporate dilemmas. Eventually the total cost of the film reached $120 million, which may be why this feature is so very well made.