Laws of Attraction

Laws of Attraction

Peter Howitt (2003)

12 Certificate


Our Score
This bid to recapture the spirit of those old battle-of-the-sexes comedies stars Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore as rival divorce lawyers who fall in love after they get married. The leads do their best, but unfortunately lack any real chemistry or the effortless ease that Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn would have brought to the roles. Overall, the film is neither as sharp nor as funny as it should be - a midway sojourn to Ireland, where Brosnan and Moore get drunkenly wed, is especially misjudged by British director Peter Howitt. The best lines go to Frances Fisher, as Moore's mum, who has a feisty edge that the whole film would benefit from. So it's no Adam's Rib, but the stars are easy on the eye and it's watchable in an undemanding way.


Two feuding New York lawyers head for Ireland to represent a rock star and his wife in their divorce proceedings. But after a drink-fuelled knees-up, the baffled attorneys wake to find they have accidentally married each other. Romantic comedy, starring Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore, Parker Posey, Michael Sheen and Frances Fisher.

Cast & Crew

Daniel Rafferty Pierce Brosnan
Audrey Woods Julianne Moore
Serena Parker Posey
Thorne Jamison Michael Sheen
Sara Miller Frances Fisher
Judge Abramovitz Nora Dunn
Leslie Heather Ann Nurnberg
Ashton Phelps Johnny Myers
Michael Rawson Mike Doyle
Adamo Shandela Allan Houston
Director Peter Howitt
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentGuidance: Swearing.Available on: video and DVD