Watching The Rock constantly leap from impossible distances as he does repeatedly in this movie is somewhat soured after watching Jackie Chan do this for real in RUMBLE IN THE BRONX, but hey it's good to see Neve Campbell in something again.
Kind of a similar feel to almost every other character Cusack has ever played (most notably Lloyd Dobler) not to mention that this is perhaps the most average movie Reiner made in his 80's heyday. But Cusack and Zuniga have good chemistry, and the scenes with her boyfriend and Tim Robbins are very funny. Kind of a waste of Nicolette Sheridan, though.
Young Baz Luhrmann: "Hey mom! Look what I found in the dumpster: it's some old book!"
Mom Luhrmann: "Honey, put that thing back where you found it and get back to filming me throwing glitter at your father."
Young Baz: "But ma! It's got some superficial romance and a melodramatic tragedy of an ending and some subtle political commentary that I can wash over if not ignore completely!"
Mom: "Well, okay honey, I'll let you read it just this one…