I am not sure why Jennifer Annistan got top billing over her much better female conterparts (Cameron Diaz and Maxine Bahns). This was a very different movie about two brothers and their father who they like to go fishing with. One brother (Francis) seems to have it all (a successful Wall Street career with Jennifer Anniston as a wife) while the other brother (Mickey)lives in a dump of an apartment with no tv (his ex-girlfriend Cameron Diaz didn't give it back to him when she ended their relationship by cheating on him) and drives a New York cab for a living. Francis doesn't seem to be satisfied and is constantly jealous of his poorer brother because his brother is the happier of the two. He is also carrying on affair with Heather (Cameron Diaz, who he doesn't realize was Mickey's ex).
One day Mickey picks up Hope (Michelle Bahns) in his taxi, who is late to catch a flight to Tennessee or some state closeby. There is a mutual attraction between the two right away and Hope is afraid to just let Mickey drive her to the airport so instead offers that he drive her all the way to her southern destination. The two end up getting married on the trip.
When Mickey and Hope get back, Hope's friend reminds her that she is supposed to move to Paris and did she mention that to Mickey before getting married? Hope says that she is waiting for the right time to let him know.
Things get dicey as Mickey meets up with Heather one more time. She thinks it is to re-kindle what they had. His only purpose is to get his tv back.
After Mickey get his tv his brother starts to figure out that Heather was in fact Mickey's ex-girlfriend and this makes him boil.
The story then has to resolve all the strained relationships if they can be. The story seems to break down some towards the end and that is why I did not rate it higher. Also, I was not sure if this was supposed to be a romance, a comedy or something else.
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Following the success of his spunky, 1995 directorial debut,The Brothers McMullen, Edward Burns suffers a little sophomore slump with this comedy about a pair of rivalrous brothers who get into bizarre relationships with women in a fierce but immature pursuit of happiness. When they find they both have a complicated interest in the same woman (Cameron Diaz), things come to a head. The film is a little overwritten, undershot, bulky, slow, and static, but it is also funny and inventive--further proof that Burns knows his New York City beat as well as Woody Allen does. With Jennifer Aniston, Maxine Bahns, and John Mahoney.--Tom Keogh