Flying home for her sister’s wedding, Cameron Diaz gets mixed up with crackpot CIA agent Tom Cruise, and together they try to keep a secret weapon from falling into the wrong hands. Cruise and Diaz have worked together before (in Vanilla Sky), but this is their first summer-movie pairing, and their star qualities are so similar--dazzling looks, good comedic chops, complete emotional vacuity--that together, instead of romantic chemistry they generate a sort of giddy, blinding falseness. Director James Mangold (Walk the Line) has the good sense never to let the harebrained plot stop moving, though the movie’s biggest asset may be Cruise's shrewd exploitation of his screw-loose public persona. With Peter Sarsgaard, Viola Davis, and Paul Dano (110 min.).
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz