It had to happen eventually. Sandra Bullock made a lousy movie. Co-star
Denis Leary is also the co-writer and that may be where the real problem
lies. Leary is a thief of very little brain and Bullock is his bookstore
clerk girlfriend. They are trying to hide a stolen painting on an upper
crust New England island until the buyer can meet them. Now the scenery
is great. Nova Scotia never looked more inviting. But it doesn't say much
for the movie if everyone comments on the the locations instead of what
is supposed to be witty repartee between Denis and Sandra. They worked together
in "Demolition Man" and were already friends before shooting began.
That should have acted in their favor. But Leary is best when he is full
of acid and vinegar, not trying to make a relationship work. I still think
"The Ref" is close to brilliant. But "Two If By Sea"
is just close to a New England travelogue. Rated R for language and adult