Meg Ryan in 'Serious Moonlight'Based on a script by murdered actress-turned-director Adrienne Shelly and helmed by first-time-director Cheryl Hines ('Curb Your Enthusiasm'), who co-starred in Shelly's bittersweet comedy 'Waitress,''Serious Moonlight' has a back story that automatically generated a lot of interest.

According to several reviews, however, this dark romantic comedy doesn't quite deliver the necessary tone or laughs. As for the performance of the film's star, Meg Ryan, opinion is decidedly mixed.

Ryan plays a go-getting lawyer who arrives home one day to find her husband of 13 years (Timothy Hutton) planning to run off with his younger girlfriend (Kristen Bell). The jilted wife knocks him unconscious, ties him to the toilet and tries to argue him into reconciliation. A domestic face-off ensues, complicated by a degenerate gardener (Justin Long) who invites his drunken cronies in to ransack the house. What's not to like? Here's what the critics said:
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