Writer-director James L. Brooks isn't as close to the top of his game here as he was with "Terms of Endearment" and "Broadcast News," but he assembles a winning cast for the tale of an athlete (Reese Witherspoon) who suddenly finds herself with some big choices to make.
The most prominent ones are two suitors, one (Owen Wilson) a baseball star and the other (Paul Rudd) a businessman who's in some deep legal trouble. Brooks movie regular Jack Nicholson also stars as Rudd's father. DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; audio commentary on selected scenes by Brooks and Wilson; deleted scenes; outtakes. ** (PG-13: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times