Anthony Minghella was a great director and storyteller especially with The Talented Mr. Ripley and The English Patient but he missed a beat when he made this lacklustre effort. Featuring a strong cast of Jude Law, Robin Wright-Penn and Juliette Binoche this should have been another string to Minghella's bow.
Unfortunately missing the impact of his previous works this was a little all over the place narratively. A box office flop, I'll only remember this for Vera Farmiga's tittie show as an eastern European prostitute.
Law is sappy,Wright Penn overacts as always and only Binoche has any semblance of quality,although her accent is particularly dodgy. Inner city London will no doubt have loved it's depiction as a cess-pit of crime and prostitution populated by immigrants from eastern Europe,no doubt the tourist industry have thanked the Weinsteins. Disappointing.