Precisely what induced two of Hollywood's brightest stars, Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, to appear in this hackneyed romantic comedy isn't clear.
As well as the repeated in-your-face product placement, the script is quite exceptional in its embrace of cliché. Gender stereotyping, crass jokes about sexuality and ageism: it's all there. The only thing that saves it from total hopelessness is the charm of the Kutcher and Portman, who struggle against an entirely implausible script to bring a hint of humanity to their otherwise one-dimensional characters. A guilty pleasure at best – but certainly not one worth seeking out in the shops.Reuse content