Mediocrity Wins When Andy Tennant Teams with Katherine Heigl

Once Upon a Time, director Andy Tennant directed a sweet little film called Ever After, a reinterpretation of the Cinderella fairy tale. It was a charming and enjoyable film. That was in 1998. Let’s fast forward with a screech to Tennant’s latest effort, the dismal The Bounty Hunter starring Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston.  It co-starred the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway near my home. It was the best part of the film. Just sitting there thinking, “Hey, I know that stand of trees!” was more entertaining than the horrible script the two lead actors were well compensated for suffering through.

Well, Tennant is back, this time teaming with Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy, 27 Dresses). The pair are working on Adaline, a fantasy about a beautiful woman who hasn’t aged for one hundred years. She meets a man who risks his life to help her regain her mortality.

Which makes me wonder. If she regains her mortality does she fast forward, age and fall to the ground as a heap of dust? Because that could be pretty interesting. Kind of a be careful what you wish for moment.

I suspect this will this be a immortal woman finds soul mate, gives up her immortality and lives happily ever after with previously mentioned soul mate, but lucky for her she’ll still be young and beautiful. At least for the time being. Hey, it could work. But it probably depends on who is cast opposite Heigl and if they can generate some serious on screen chemistry.

Hopefully Tennant can direct a film that makes people forget The Bounty Hunter. In a good way.

What do you think? Is this the romantic fantasy that you’ve been waiting for?

Robin Ruinsky has been a writer since penning her autobiography in fourth grade. Along the way she's studied theater at Syracuse University, worked with Woody Allen starring most of the time on the cutting room floor. A segue into the punk rock scene followed but writing was always the main focus. She writes for various crafty, artsy magazines about people who make craftsy, artsy collectible things. But her first love is writing fiction and film criticism which some people think are the same thing.

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