Romantic drama about a young career girl (Mary Stuart Masterson) who is swept off her feet by a shy florist (Christian Slater), who fell in love with her after one glimpse through a shadowy window
With her proven ability to charm and her combination of good looks, grace and a fine collection of little-girl-lost expressions, Mary Stuart Masterson makes an ideal lead for this kind of slushy, unsophisticated romance. Slaters participation is perhaps a subject worth more conjecture, although he set a few hearts a-flutter with his big softy routine in Untamed Heart. A routine he dutifully repeats here, with his lovelorn flower deliverers pursuit of Lisa Walker Mastersons cool and (he thinks) sorrowful career woman.
But, the course of love never did run smooth, especially if shes a workaholic corporate climber and he moons around listening to fairy tales and wondering about peoples dreams. Nevertheless, Lewis (Slater) caring extravagance slowly chips Lisas emotional rigidity away even though his obsession with botany borders on the pathological but, as she finds herself falling for him, will she be able to reveal the scars hidden by the past? Well, of course she will. These affairs rarely boast a plot full of twists, but this is somehow more predictable than usual, and its difficult to shake the feeling that its all been seen several times before.
All the usual buttons are pushed to inspire moments of the warm and fuzzy variety, and there are a few nice touches Lewis rooftop garden is enchanting, although it doesnt take Percy Thrower to see the need for a pair of shears. But Mastersons engaging quality fails to prevent this from being merely an adequate sucrose fix for the over-sentimental, and more endured than enjoyed by the rest.
Good leads, but totally unbelievable story.