pretty cute and fairly funny film with aniston and bateman. after arrested development bateman really has done well for himself. either he’s getting a lot of people to write for him or he’s finding good roles to fit his brand of comedy. he’s like vince vaughn in that he’s a funny guy who has a particular, unique style and he does it well. he brings a little heart to his role here and does well with that. the kid also does a good job of basically just looking cute. aniston is reliable in this role and we know what to expect from her. she can be more funny than she was here. juliette lewis is annoying as usual, but doesn’t seem to have aged in the last 15 years. jeff goldblum plays the male counterpart to lewis (best friend of the same-gendered lead) and is pretty funny. in other words, the casting here is spot on and everyone they pick has something that they bring to the film.
in the end it’s a good enough film with some good writing and a nice tone.Watched in theater