The premise alone should doom this English romantic comedy from the start: Bride falls in love with the florist while walking down the aisle. But the movie avoids this pitfall at first, opening with intelligent humor before withering into sentimental crap once the love interest shows up. At their understated wedding, Rachel (American Piper Perabo) and Hector (Matthew Goode) appear to be tying the knot on a loving relationship. Then Rachel sees Luce (Lena Headey), the sexy florist whose relative inattention to her appearance codes her as a butch lesbian. (Actually, she's a stylish femme.) Once the women lock eyes, the jig is up, for the movie and the marriage. Rachel has encountered something new, and she wants it. The problems are myriad: Husband Hector (Matthew Goode) is far too charming to be left; Rachel is a blank, without a single character trait; and the movie shamelessly promotes both adultery and "love at first sight," a concept that few people beyond adolescence are willing to buy.
Director: Ol Parker
Writer: Ol Parker
Producer: Sophie Balhetchet, Andro Steinborn and Barnaby Thompson
Cast: Piper Perabo, Matthew Goode, Lena Headey, Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, Sue Johnston, Eva Birthistle, Darren Boyd, Sharon Horgan and Rick Warden