Essentially an opposites-attract story, Bopp follows the lives of wanton vixen Rachel (Andrea Mustain, a Lili Taylor look-alike if ever I've seen one) and buttoned-down architect Ethan (Brad Eric Johnson). That they ever get together in the first place is mystery enough. That they stay together (minus the requisite second act split-up) is a bigger one -- the actors have little chemistry and while the leads both appear to have plenty of acting talent, they just don't quite gel.
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The film is almost half an hour longer than 'The Force Awakens'.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.