Laws Of Attraction
Audrey Woods (Julianne Moore) practices law strictly by the book while Daniel Rafferty (Pierce Brosnan) is a rather unorthodox attorney. In this romantic comedy set in New York City, the two high-powered divorce lawyers find themselves pitted against each other in court on opposite sides of a nasty public divorce between an English rock star (Michael Sheen) and his wife (Parker Posey). Both of their clients have their eyes on a castle in Ireland, so Audrey and Daniel must travel to Ireland to chase down depositions. After as series of adventures together, they end up at an Irish pub and compete in a drinking contest. The next morning, they wake up as husband and wife. While neither is ready for this, they both agree to keep up appearances for the sake of public relations and move in together. They find themselves in the un-American and interesting position of being married before falling in love.
In this cute but forgettable film, divorce is not glamorized or trivialized. It is presented as the only thing left when a husband and wife are unwilling to do all that they can to make a marriage work. There is quite a bit of bad language, including an s-word and several occurrences of profanity, as well as some scenes of heavy drinking and drunkenness. Due to these elements, Dove cannot award Laws of Attraction the Dove Seal, but acknowledges that it’s pretty tame for a PG-13 romance film.