Laws of Attraction (2004, USA) C-90m. ** D: Peter Howitt. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore, Michael Sheen, Parker Posey, Frances Fisher, Nora Dunn, David Kellen, Peter Howitt. Totally contrived romantic comedy about divorce lawyers Brosnan and Moore, who get in each other's ways and fall in love. Of course, they are adversaries at first, and of course, a case brings them to Brosnan's hometurf in beautiful Ireland. Pah! Buoyed only by charismatic star performances. At least it has a compact running time.

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