All About Steve
so a comedy, than romantic comedy, All about Steve stars Sandra
Bullock as Mary Horowitz, a quirky and eccentric crossword constructor
who in her mid 30ís has failed to secure a successfully love life.
Unfortunately for Mary, her social interactions with others leave a lot
to be desired that is only highlighted by her bright red boots which she
wears religiously. Mary also has an answer for everything that comes from
her mastery of crosswords and when her parents organise a blind date for
her, she reluctantly agrees, knowing what the outcome will be.
when her blind date arrives, Mary is smitten over the choice by her parents, hunky cable news cameraman Steve (Bradley Cooper).
Unfortunately our little freakish vixen decides to throw herself at
Steve who is stunned by the forceful nature of Mary and thankfully for
him, their sex act is broken from a call from work.
Steve manages to get
away with his life but leaves Mary wanting more and when she
inadvertently loses her job as crossword constructor for her local
paper, she goes on a stalking road trip in order to find the man of her
dreams. Once Mary does find Steve, it doesnít help that his partner,
reporter Hartman Hughes (Thomas Haden Church) fills Mary full of ideas
about how smitten Steve is over her and this unfortunately leads her to
disaster in this quirky comedy about love and life.
All about Steve
sounds great on paper, however as a film, it failed to deliver any real
laughs, even though it was perfectly cast. The actors attempted to give
their best but the script unfortunately does not back them up which is a
shame. Bullock is perfect as the quirky crossword constructor and is a
joy to watch, even though she seems to be playing someone a little
younger then herself but funny enough, she manages to pull it off.
presentation is 16:9 widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 that boasts good
video and audio but nothing spectacular. The movie even comes with
substandard special features which include a gag reel and
deleted/alternative scenes. At the end of the day, this is more of a rent on a Saturday
night if youíre desperate for your Bullock fixes!
Gag Reel (with optional