The Truth About Love

Think of a prim British wife and you don’t automatically think of Jennifer Love Hewitt from ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’. It’s hard to believe the filmmakers did either, but here she is, buttoned-up in Bristol and playing the wronged wife to Jimi Mistry’s caddish lawyer. At first unaware of her husband’s philandering, Alice is coaxed into sending him a card from a secret admirer. His silence says it all, and she decides to test him further.Phone sex and blindfolded assignations follow, but instead of wreaking revenge on her unfaithful husband (the traditional comical response – for yes, this is supposed to be a comedy), Alice tries to save her marriage – not a desperately sympathetic decision. One of the biggest problems Hewitt’s dubious English accent, which deepens to ridiculous effect when making calls under the guise of ‘Anonymous’. The monotone leaves little spark for her performance, and it’s left to co-stars Mistry and Dougray Scott to entertain. But while Scott is a viable romantic alternative, he’s absent from too much of the film, leaving Alice to discover ‘The Truth About Love’ long after we all stopped caring.

Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday February 16 2007
Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Hay
Cast: Dougray Scott
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jimi Mistry
Branka Katic
Simon Webbe

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2.5 / 5

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Nice film to watch on a lazy afternoon, but Hewitt's accent is too unbelievable to get get past. It has a few minor twists and turns that keeps it from becoming too tiresome, but it's not a breathtaker.