Geelong Advertiser - TV Guide - - MOVIES -

NINE, Fri­day, 11pm, M ( 2004)

Step­ping out of his com­fort zone as he did in 2002’ s Punch- Drunk Love, low­brow co­me­dian Adam San­dler ( pic­tured) re­turned to another dra­matic set­ting for this cu­ri­ously ti­tled film about poor com­mu­ni­ca­tion. San­dler plays a har­ried restau­ra­teur whose neu­rotic, ex- cor­po­rate- high- flier wife ( Téa Leoni) hires Mex­i­can nanny Flor ( Paz Vega). De­spite not speak­ing a word of English, Flor quickly de­duces just what a dys­func­tional fam­ily she has fallen in with. Writer- di­rec­tor James L. Brooks mixes com­edy and drama ex­cep­tion­ally well, if not quite as deftly as in his pre­vi­ous ef­fort As Good as it Gets.

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