restorationrating-3.0One might refer to this as the "what the fuck is Meg Ryan doing in here?" movie.

What would normally be an entirely servicable and fairly interesting period piece of debauchery and drama is somewhat sullied by the appearance of the romantic comedy-meister herself in the midst of it all.

One is left to question who made the decision that what this story lacked was a When Harry Met Sally edge, where the crazy person was to be played by an actress whose best work was in films like Innerspace and a dual role in the thrilling Joe vs. The Volcano.

Meg Ryan is to acting what The Black Plague is to city planning.

Fine acting, otherwise, though.

No great plot points or development, though. Just a reasonably interesting trifle.

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