12/25/2004 – Very good protrayal of the life in the ‘hood’. All actors are terrific here and I like how developed and complex the characters are.
12/22/2004 – Smart dialogue and some well timed comedy. It really felt like I was watching a long episode of Sex and The City.
12/11/2004 – Very good and layered story. The performances are exceptional as well.
12/10/2004 – Holy crap! This was one pleasant surprise. I thought I hated Jet Li and his dumb one liners, but here he so works and he has no one liners. This is one gorgeous piece of film making with breathtaking sets, locations, costumes and choreography. The Rashomon-esque story is very good as well, but really, I can watch this one with the subtitles turned off and I’ll still enjoy it.
11/27/2004 – Maybe it is a chick flick, predictable, very sweet, unrealistic and improbable (The British Premier looking for his Cinderella on X-mas eve. hmmmm…??!!). It is also very well written, filled with well defined characters, impeccably performed, funny and warm. So there, this one is a favorite “romantic comedy” of ours.
11/26/2004 – Good solid acting and the story is filled with characters I cared about.
11/20/2004 – Not the best of the Coens, but still pretty funny at times. B B Thornton’s small role is pitch perfectly performed.