SHE’S THE ONE
MOVIE: * (out of 5)
BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE: *** (out of 5)
Edward Burns as MICKEY FITZPATRICK
Jennifer Aniston as RENEE FITZPATRICK
Cameron Diaz as HEATHER DAVIS
Mike McGlone as FRANCIS FITZPATRICK
John Mahoney as MR. FITZPATRICK
Maxine Bahns as HOPE
Leslie Mann as CONNIE
Amanda Peet as MOLLY
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Directed by: Edward Burns
BY KEVIN CARR
Since I so hated “The Brothers McMullen” when I saw it for the first time, I had zero interest in seeing Edward Burns’ follow-up “She’s the One.” Now, I’ve had a chance to see it, and I can honestly say it is truly as awful as his debut film.
The biggest problem with “She’s the One” is that it covers no new territory. It almost seems to be a non-consistent sequel to “The Brothers McMullen,” but really its just a retread of the first film, covering the same tired ground. The big difference is the production value is much better, and the cast is populated with well-known actors like Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz.
However, this film suffers from the same problems, not the least of which is that Edward Burns decided to cast himself and his enormous unnecessarily large ego in the film. He also casts the lead from “The Brothers McMullen” (read as: the girl he was banging at the time) in the film, and she is an alarmingly terrible actress.
We cover more depressing characters being assholes to each other and cheating on each other, leading me to believe that one of the most depressing things to be in this world is to be Edward Burns. Because while he’s a film director that has (or at least at one time had) made it, his outlook on the world gives him a minefield of terrible relationships with nasty people who use each other and sour the planet with their existence.
The Blu-ray comes with a commentary by Burns, plus the theatrical trailer, a Tom Petty music video and a making-of featurette.