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After watching this, I went and read some reviews on the internet, and it seems that most people love or hate this movie. I fall into the former category, because I really enjoyed it – it’s a very enjoyable way to pass an hour and a half.

Liv Tyler plays Jewel, a femme fatale, who becomes entangled in the lives of three men and ends up turning all of their worlds upside down, leading to chaos, confusion and mayhem. Matt Dillon is Randy, a loveable guy who is drifting through life quite happily until he meets Jewel. Paul Reiser is Randy’s rich, successful and obnoxious cousin, who thinks he himself is the best thing since sliced bread – until Jewel gets under his skin. John Goodman is a detective who becomes embroiled with these characters, and also ends up falling for Jewel.

The whole cast are excellent, and seem to be having fun with this movie.  Liv Tyler is brilliantly cast as the seductive Jewel, and John Goodman and Matt Dillon are both terrific.  However, credit must be given to Michael Douglas, who has a small role, but totally steals every scene he’s in.

The plot is cleverly laid out and the different strands are woven together well.

All in all, this is a fun movie, and worth a watch if you want something amusing and undemanding.

Year of release: 2001

Director: Harald Zwart

Writer: Stan Seidel

Main cast: Liv Tyler, Paul Reiser, Matt Dillon, John Goodman, Michael Douglas

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