Call it the Curse of Sundance.
When Robert Redford’s film festival hit it big in the ’90s, studios launched all-out bidding wars for a string of movies which went on to thud at the box office.
This was one of those “Miramax miracles,” selling for $6 million and earning back far less.
Seen minus the hype two decades later, it is what it always was — a fun little rom-com which brightens your life for 104 minutes, and then is gone on the breeze.
Sometimes that’s enough, especially since the film helped launch solid careers for star Hope Davis and director Brad Anderson.