An adaptation of Emily Giffin's novel faces a fundamental problem: Can you create a sympathetic center for people doing a morally indefensible thing? Apparently the answer is “no.”
The story follows wallflower 30-year-old attorney Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) as she begins an affair with Dex (Colin Egglesfield), the guy she's had a crush on since law school
Every change from the book feels like a desperate attempt to make Rachel and Dex more conventionally romantic-comedy likable, so that we might somehow see them as deserving of an obvious happy ending. Instead, those changes leave something that resembles a remake of Pretty in Pink, only with the endearingly insecure teenagers replaced by annoyingly and unpleasantly insecure adults. Grade: C
Opens May 6. Check out theaters and show times, see the trailer and get theater details here.