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TWENTY years ago, Hugh Grant donned his crown as floppy-haired prince regent of the romantic comedy in Four Weddings And A Funeral.

The Rewrite, which reunites Grant with director Marc Lawrence for the fourth time, won’t alter that perception.

Hugh Grant in The Rewrite

Hugh Grant in The Rewrite

Light, frothy and utterly forgettable, this flimsy tale of second-chance love and self-acceptance plays to the leading man’s strengths, endearing us to his morally flawed character despite a propensity for the occasional fib and social faux pas.

Grant could deliver this performance in his sleep so it’s fortunate that he is nuzzled by a solid supporting cast including the luminous Marisa Tomei as his potential love interest.

Once upon a time, screenwriter Keith Michaels (Grant) was on top of the world – a Golden Globe Award and a hit movie to his name, a beautiful wife and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of wit and charm.

But that was fifteen years ago: now, he’s divorced, broke, approaching fifty and hasn’t written a hit film in years.

Luckily, his agent has a job for him – a university in the quiet town of Binghamton is looking for someone to teach a course in screenwriting, and with an empty wallet as his motivation, Keith can’t say no.

Hoping to give minimal attention to his duties and focus on writing a new script, his attitude slowly begins to turn when he meets Holly (Tomei).

A single mum working two jobs to earn her degree, the pair find themselves connected by their mutual need for a second chance.

My rating 6.5/10

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