'Til There Was You

"Weak"

'Til There Was You Review


A cute idea with questionable delivery, 'Til There Was You is a romantic comedy for the very patient among us. Clocking in at almost two hours, my biggest complaint is the desperate need for some cut-cut-cutting -- editing which would have made the film a much more enjoyable experience. It's a cute idea: Gwen (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and Nick (Dylan McDermott) are meant for each other, but they never seem to cross paths. Also in the picture is Francesca (Sarah Jessica Parker), a now-grown-up child actress who ends up being the catalyst that inevitably brings the couple together. Written by My So-Called Life scribe Winnie Holzman, the story is absolutely dripping in the expected melodramatics and sentimentality -- but that's not necessarily bad. It's just that when you combine the film's tedious length with questionable casting decisions (Parker disappoints, & Jennifer Aniston plays a surgeon(!?)) you get a fine mess that eventually redeems itself... just not all the way.


'Til There Was You

Facts and Figures

Run time: 113 mins

In Theaters: Friday 30th May 1997

Production compaines: Paramount Pictures, Lakeshore Entertainment

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 5%
Fresh: 2 Rotten: 37

IMDB: 4.7 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Francesca Lanfield, as Gwen Moss, as Nick, as Betty Dawkan (Nick's Mom), as Harriet


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