"Once you accept the central conceit, ie . . that attractive,
intelligent Jenna (Keri Russell ) has at some time made the disastrous decision to marry her unbelievably unlikable and chauvinistic hushand, you realize that the film is really a 'fable' about the importance of taking control of your life, which is , at the same time, sympathetic to
those who have to compromise morally in order to find
some moments of happiness. Life isn't fair and you just
have to do the best you can without succombing to
ignoble stategies of manipulation and deception. Adrienne Shelley has produced a heart-warming film
with the message . .. yes, . . you can make mistakes . . but it's never too late to do the right thing."