Two Can Play That Game- June 9th

Two Can Play That Game (2001)
English- Romance/Comedy
Rated “R”
Runtime- 91 min.
dir. Mark Brown
 

Ever since the dawn of the rom-com, there has been one theme that ranks among the most used.  Especially during the revolution of women’s rights in show business in the 1930’s, the theme of the battle of the sexes has been used quite bit as a basis for the plots of many a film.

However, it’s showing its age a little in this outing.

Story/Writing: 1/2

Predictable, to an almost ridiculous degree.  For some reason, it can’t really decide whose side it wants to take.

Acting: 1.5/2

Most of the stock characters are okay, but a lot of the heavy lifting is done by Vivica A. Fox.  Her “matchmaker” persona is really only made interesting during the segments in which she breaks the 4th wall.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

Solid, for as simple as it is throughout most of the film.  The sets are okay, but nothing too inspired.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

Pretty good, but there were a couple minor slip-ups concerning the sound editing.

Misc: .5/2

It’s only redeeming feature was that it wasn’t that long, thank goodness.

VERDICT: 6/10

There are better rom-coms in existence.

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