There’s a quick scene where all three ladies are in the kitchen. One is pouring wine, one is chopping vegetables, and one is embroidering, and all I could think was, “This is so goddamned PLEASANT!!!!!”
Here's the thing: this movie is ABSURD. Let's start at the beginning.
-Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson (Nick and Elizabeth) meet on a cruise ship and get married after only a few days because common sense.
-It seems that Elizabeth moves from her hometown of London, England, to Napa, California to be with Nick. Sure, whatever, Napa is cool. Wine and stuff.
-They are married for an unspecified length of time and then have twin girls named Hallie and Annie…