Laws of Attraction

April 30th, 2004


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Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 5.7/10 (11,534 voted)

Critic's Score: 38/100

Director: Peter Howitt

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore, Parker Posey

This is the story of two New York divorce attorneys who are often competing against each other, but end up in a relationship nonetheless. When they get married, can they avoid the same issues at home that lead people to provide them business at work? One of the central cases in the story is the heavily-publicized divorce of a rock star from his wife...

Writers: Aline Brosh McKenna, Aline Brosh McKenna

Pierce Brosnan - Daniel Rafferty
Julianne Moore - Audrey Woods
Michael Sheen - Thorne Jamison
Parker Posey - Serena
Frances Fisher - Sara Miller
Nora Dunn - Judge Abramovitz
Heather Ann Nurnberg - Leslie
Johnny Myers - Ashton Phelps
Mike Doyle - Michael Rawson
Allan Houston - Adamo Shandela
Annie Ryan - TV Host
Vincent Marzello - Lyman Hersh
Sara James - Waitress
John Discepolo - Legal TV Reporter
Annika Pergament - TV Reporter

Taglines: Love always has the last word.

Release Date: 30 April 2004

Filming Locations: Ardmore Studios, Herbert Road, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland

Box Office Details

Budget: $28,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: AUD 212,717 (Australia) (2004)

Gross: $30,016,165 (Worldwide) (29 October 2005)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Director Cameo: [Peter Howitt] at the start of the film as the husband (Brosnan's client) in the divorce case.

Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Audrey visits Daniel's office she knocks on the glass part of the door, but it sounds like wood.

Audrey: [after giving Daniel a new tie] I thought you'd enjoy owning one without a stain.
Daniel: That's an interesting presumption.

User Review

great screwball comedy, ruined ending

Rating: 8/10

This movie reminds me of the romantic screwball comedies from the 30's, 40's and 50's. The movie succeeds in following the humor, witty dialogs and great pace witch made the romantic comedies of old so great. That is, until the ending. The entire ending is ruined, copy-pasted from every other average romantic comedy today (they split up, the guilty one realizes his/her fault and runs to his/her lover and spills his/her guts out... and they live happily ever after). It is not the director's fault, he even tried his best to make the ending not so sleazy (aka the excellent wedding scene). Pierce Brosnan is great, in some scenes even better then Moore, reminds me of Cary Grant, James Stewart in their best work (Bringing up Baby, The Philadelphia Story...). Brosnan is actually becoming a much better actor than he was 6-7 years before. Julianne Moore is, as always, excellent. The supporting is actually also great, from Sheen, Posey, Fisher, Dunn to the locals in the Irish village. All in all a great screwball comedy which has not been made in years, if the ending were any better...