We’re in awe of the absolute, criminal dedication Carrey’s character has to uniting with his lover, as well as the sheer fury with which they ravage each other when they are together.So many of us didn’t quite know what to make of it at the time, but it really holds up.
A lot of romantic comedies propagate the whole “there’s only one magic, perfect person out there for you” myth, but this one takes it to cosmic levels.
Ebiri: Probably nobody, not even the filmmakers, expected this modernized high-school adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew to be anything special.
But then they went and cast two young unknowns named Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles in the lead parts.
That’s a totally loaded proposition to begin with — one that the movie treats quite frankly — but the real romance in the film is the one between Affleck’s character and his best friend and partner (Jason Lee).
Watch the scene where Affleck tells Lee that he might be falling in love: The latter acts like a jilted lover.