DeVito Rom-Com Lacks Spark

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Danny DeVito and Cate Blanchett’s new movie, Short and In Love, premiered in theaters yesterday, and there’s one word the movie can’t seem to figure out: “Why?”

I mean, okay. Cate Blanchett’s sassy magazine editor — who needs to find a better work/life balance, and may or may not be a witch — is interesting. As is her talking bulldog (played by Bill Murray in a dog suit), Sparky. I even get why you’d want DeVito to play a taxi driver. Talk about nostalgia!

But why doesn’t anyone sue DeVito’s character when he accidentally crashes his taxi into Blanchett’s office? Why does DeVito forgive Blanchett when she gets drunk, crashes his taxi, comes out unscathed, makes out with him in the rain, tells her sassy BFF (played by Sigourney Weaver) about it, prints an article about it, gets DeVito fired, gets him rehired as a third host for What Not to Wear, and then gets him fired again when she and her BFF crash a taxi into What Not to Wear‘s set? And why the Hell is DeVito’s character a vegan?

These answers are simply lacking. And that’s only the first twenty minutes of the film.


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