Ione Skye is Frankie (named after Frank Sinatra, the patron saint of her family). She is achronic insomniac, and is unable to find a man who meets her high standards (why any rationalmale wouldn’t run screaming from this scary neurotic, however, is as mysterious as the fact thatthat geek always winds up with the babe in male-centred romances). Into her life walksMackenzie Astin, who has the necessary blue Sinatra eyes (which is also the cue for the film toshift from black-a…d-white to colour). Has Frankie found Mr. Right? Jennifer Aniston, for thosewho are interested, plays Frankie’s best friend.
The 2.0 mix is seriously hurt by the sound quality of the dialogue. The voices are harsh, withalmost constant buzz, making the film rather a chore to listen to. The music sounds, fine, but thesound effects have little surround presence (they’re not bad with they show up, but that isn’toften).
The format is the original 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen. The first twenty minutes are black-and-white, and a boring B&W it is, but this appears to be a deliberate (if overstated) thematicchoice. Once the colour kicks in, it’s very warm, with good flesh tones and blacks.
Nothing but trailers for America’s Sweethearts, Maid in Manhattan and The Sweetest Thing.The menu is basic.
Lots of Gen-X blather, and character turns from actors who were on their way up and otherson their way to the Where Are They Now? file. There are worse romantic comedies, but thereare better too.
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