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Gray Matters (2006)

Originally Reviewed
  Wednesday February 13, 2008

I'm a big fan of romantic comedies, probably because I wish meeting that "perfect" someone could be as easy as it's portrayed in the movies. I guess I'm a sucker for a sappy romantic comedy, waiting for my own Kate Beckinsale to bump into me in a department store while we both grab the last pair of gloves (a la Serendipity)...yea it sounds pretty corny but if it only it could be that easy. Point being I'm a big fan of a good romantic comedy, one that is not only entertaining but revolves around something that hasn't been done before, which now a days is hard to find in this genre. Gray Matters definitely fits the profile of "different" but it's so off the wall unrealistic that the film ends up becoming a mess, and there's nothing worse than a bad romantic comedy.

Heather Graham plays Gray Baldwin, Gray has a very close relationship with her brother Sam, in fact they are so close that strangers think they're a couple. But Gray's brother is getting antsy to meet the right girl and Gray assists him in meeting a hottie they see in the park named Charlie (Bridget Moynahan) and so begins the film's unbelievable decline. Sam and Charlie instantly hit it off and after one date Sam proposes to Charlie and they plan on flying to Vegas that weekend to get married. Things begin to get awkward for Gray when the night before her brother's wedding she's starts making out with the drunken Charlie, and realizes she's falling in love with her brother's fiancée. The rest of the story focuses on Gray attempting to deal with the fact she's attracted to women (mainly her brother's now wife) and whether or not she should tell her brother what happened that night.

Somewhere within this movie might have been a decent idea. I actually enjoyed the start of the film which focused more on Sam and Charlie, too bad they didn't carry that forward and make the film about them. Instead it goes off on the wild tangent of Gray falling for her brother's wife and it feels entirely out of place. Bridget Moynahan is smoking hot in this film and there's a couple shots of her from the behind that almost make the pain of watching this worth while, but still it's not worth sitting through this film, which quickly tanks when Gray attempts to come to grips with her feelings. The subject matter doesn't make for an entertaining romantic comedy, Heather Graham isn't a great actress, and the film isn't even funny a majority of the time. In the end, it's a Women's Entertainment or Oxygen type cable film that boasts only a nice shot of Bridget's tight butt (which is shown above to save anyone the time of watching this). 


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  1. I've watched this 3 or 4 times and bought the dvd. I think it's a pretty good, different sort of movie.

  2. I must admit this is the first time I hear about GRAY MATTERS, but I do love romantic comedies, especially those with a high dose of charming magic in the air.


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