Two If by Sea

Tucson Weekly

DIRECTED BY: Bill Bennett

REVIEWED: 01-25-96

Possibly the most painful romantic comedy of the year, for those who don't find falling down, outlandish wardrobe changes, clichéd lines and faux east-coast accents the least bit charming or amusing. We hereby dub Sandra Bullock the Goldie Hawn of the '90s: just a smidgen smarter, tougher and more sophisticated than her predecessor, but apparently destined to make "Sandra Bullock movies." This time around, she tries to play the honest-but-scheming girlfriend of a sometimes-repentant petty thief (Denis Leary). The plot involves a band of bumbling thieves, a black FBI agent named O'Malley (yes, this is supposed to be funny), a grand art heist and a bunch of people pretending to be something they're not (stay tuned for the Big Lesson at the end). Along the way, we get to see Bullock looking cute during a high speed chase, Bullock looking cute in baggy clothes, Bullock looking cute while arguing with her boyfriend, Bullock looking cute while being swept off her feet by someone tall, dark and handsome, and...well, you get the picture. Sandra, baby...wake up and spit out the bubble-gum before it's too late!

--Stacey Richter

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