History Film / LawsOfAttraction

25th Jul '16 9:02:35 PM creader
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* DawsonCasting: A slight case. Audrey's supposed to be in her mid-30's, as evidenced by her mother's dialogue, but Julianne Moore was in her early 40's at the time of filming.



* FireyRedhead: Audrey looks controlled and organized, but when you cross her things get ugly.

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* FireyRedhead: FieryRedhead: Audrey looks controlled and organized, but when you cross her things get ugly.



* UptightLovesWild: Audrey (uptight) and Daniel (wild).

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* UptightLovesWild: Audrey (uptight) and Daniel (wild).
21st Dec '15 1:27:40 AM Mdumas43073
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''Laws of Attraction'' is a 2004 RomanticComedy film starring Creator/PierceBrosnan and Creator/JulianneMoore as top divorce attorneys who go head-to-head in some of the most high-profile divorce cases in the country. Along the way much BelligerentSexualTension is had, SlapSlapKiss ensues, and an AccidentalMarriage becomes a real one.

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''Laws '''''Laws of Attraction'' Attraction''''' is a 2004 RomanticComedy film starring Creator/PierceBrosnan and Creator/JulianneMoore as top divorce attorneys who go head-to-head in some of the most high-profile divorce cases in the country. Along the way much BelligerentSexualTension is had, SlapSlapKiss ensues, and an AccidentalMarriage becomes a real one.
3rd Jan '15 9:35:48 AM Anata
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* BetaCouple: Thorne and Serena.



* TheFashionista: Serena (a fashion designer), but also Audrey's mother.
* FireyRedhead: Audrey looks controlled and organized, but when you cross her things get ugly.
* HellBentForLeather: Thorne.



* SlapSlapKiss

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* SlapSlapKissSlapSlapKiss. Not just Audrey and Daniel, but also BetaCouple Thorne and Serena.



* {{Tsundere}}: Audrey.

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* {{Tsundere}}: Audrey. Serena is a more cartoon version of this trope.
16th Sep '14 12:56:41 PM Mdumas43073
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Audrey Woods is the best divorce attorney in the state of New York. She knows it. The rest of the New York bar knows it. And the high-profile celebs and athletes who want a divorce this week know it.

Enter Daniel Rafferty, a BunnyEarsLawyer who has just come back from California to resume practicing in New York, whereupon he makes his office above a little food shop in Chinatown. He rubs Audrey in all the wrong ways... except, of course, when he's rubbing her in all the right ones.

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Audrey Woods (Moore) is the best divorce attorney in the state of New York. She knows it. The rest of the New York bar knows it. And the high-profile celebs and athletes who want a divorce this week know it.

Enter Daniel Rafferty, Rafferty (Brosnan), a BunnyEarsLawyer who has just come back from California to resume practicing in New York, whereupon he makes his office above a little food shop in Chinatown. He rubs Audrey in all the wrong ways... except, of course, when he's rubbing her in all the right ones.
16th Sep '14 12:56:06 PM Mdumas43073
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''Laws of Attraction'' is a 2004 romantic comedy starring Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore as top divorce attorneys who go head-to-head in some of the most high-profile divorce cases in the country. Along the way much BelligerentSexualTension is had, SlapSlapKiss ensues, and an AccidentalMarriage becomes a real one.

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''Laws of Attraction'' is a 2004 romantic comedy RomanticComedy film starring Pierce Brosnan Creator/PierceBrosnan and Julianne Moore Creator/JulianneMoore as top divorce attorneys who go head-to-head in some of the most high-profile divorce cases in the country. Along the way much BelligerentSexualTension is had, SlapSlapKiss ensues, and an AccidentalMarriage becomes a real one.
6th Aug '13 2:03:23 PM BondGirl
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Daniel Rafferty. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment When we first meet him]], he's ''sleeping in the courtroom'' moments before the trial; his office is an utter mess located above a Chinatown supermarket and he has a penchant for CourtroomAntic and psychological warfare. Yet, he manages to be extremely well respected in his field--he's never lost a case--to the point of not only being invited to prestigious law society dinners, but also managing to convince the head to invite Audrey as well.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Daniel Rafferty. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment When we first meet him]], he's scruffy, disheveled, and ''sleeping in the courtroom'' moments before the trial; his office is an utter mess located above a Chinatown supermarket and he has a penchant for CourtroomAntic and psychological warfare. Yet, within minutes of this unimpressive meeting, he wipes the floor with Audrey, and it's soon learned that he's never lost a case. He also manages to be extremely well respected in his field--he's never lost a case--to field to the point of not only being invited to prestigious law society dinners, but also managing to convince the head to invite Audrey as well.


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* PlayingGertrude: Frances Fisher, who played Audrey's mother, is only 9 years older than Julianne Moore. This is even lampshaded by her insistence that Audrey refer to her as her older sister
30th Jul '13 10:15:12 PM BondGirl
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Daniel Rafferty. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment When we first meet him]], he's ''sleeping in the courtroom'' moments before the trial; his office is an utter mess located above a Chinatown supermarket and he has a penchant for CourtroomAntic and psychological warfare. Yet, he manages to be extremely well respected in his field, to the point of not only being invited to prestigious law society dinners, but also managing to convince the head to invite Audrey as well.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Daniel Rafferty. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment When we first meet him]], he's ''sleeping in the courtroom'' moments before the trial; his office is an utter mess located above a Chinatown supermarket and he has a penchant for CourtroomAntic and psychological warfare. Yet, he manages to be extremely well respected in his field, to field--he's never lost a case--to the point of not only being invited to prestigious law society dinners, but also managing to convince the head to invite Audrey as well.



* DawsonCasting: A slight case. Audrey's supposed to be in her mid-30's, as evidenced by her mother's dialogue, but Julianne Moore was in her early 40's at the time of filming.
* HelloAttorney: Daniel and Audrey



* RaceForYourLove: Audrey dashes to the airport to catch up with the departing Daniel. . .only to be too late.



* SceneryPorn: Ireland is ''very, very'' pretty. The filmmakers want you to know it.

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* SceneryPorn: Ireland is ''very, very'' pretty. The filmmakers want you to know it. Not to mention New York City, where the rest of the film is set.
25th Feb '13 8:20:22 AM RoseAndHeather
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* BelligerentSexualTension: Arguably the entire point of the film

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* BelligerentSexualTension: Arguably the entire point of the filmfilm.



* ChristmasCake: Audrey's mother

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* ChristmasCake: Audrey's mothermother.



* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Brosnan
* RunningGag: the [=SnoBalls=], very alcoholic drinks served in shot glasses, Audrey's mother's insistence that Audrey not refer to her as her mother in public

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Brosnan
Brosnan, as per usual these days.
* RunningGag: the [=SnoBalls=], very alcoholic drinks served in shot glasses, Audrey's mother's insistence that Audrey not refer to her as her mother in publicpublic.



* {{Tsundere}}: Audrey
* UptightLovesWild: Audrey (uptight) and Daniel (wild)

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* {{Tsundere}}: Audrey
Audrey.
* UptightLovesWild: Audrey (uptight) and Daniel (wild)(wild).
18th Feb '13 8:42:34 PM erforce
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Judge Abramovitz at Audrey and Daniel's wedding. (Actually, just Judge Abramovitz, period.)
-->'''Judge Abramovitz''': Not only do I have to put up with your fingerpointing, bickering, backstabbing and name-calling during the week, now you drag me in on the weekend too??

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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Judge Abramovitz at [[quoteright:301:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/laws_of_attraction.jpg]]

''Laws of Attraction'' is a 2004 romantic comedy starring Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore as top divorce attorneys who go head-to-head in some of the most high-profile divorce cases in the country. Along the way much BelligerentSexualTension is had, SlapSlapKiss ensues, and an AccidentalMarriage becomes a real one.

Okay, to be more precise:

Audrey Woods is the best divorce attorney in the state of New York. She knows it. The rest of the New York bar knows it. And the high-profile celebs and Daniel's wedding. (Actually, athletes who want a divorce this week know it.

Enter Daniel Rafferty, a BunnyEarsLawyer who has
just Judge Abramovitz, period.)
-->'''Judge Abramovitz''': Not
come back from California to resume practicing in New York, whereupon he makes his office above a little food shop in Chinatown. He rubs Audrey in all the wrong ways... except, of course, when he's rubbing her in all the right ones.

Time and time again they find themselves as opposing counsel in high-profile divorce cases, until one case requires them to go to Ireland to evaluate the couple's castle and see who gets it in the settlement. While they're there they attend a local festival and get smashing drunk, whereupon they get married.

Once back in the States, they decide to make a go of the whole marriage thing - in order to keep up appearances, you know - and it goes along fairly swimmingly... until Daniel drags their personal life into their professional one and brings up something he shouldn't have known in the middle of the case, where the whole thing falls apart.

Will Daniel and Audrey make up? Can she ever forgive him? Will they [[spoiler:actually get married, since that festival marriage wasn't legal after all]]?

What do you think?

While not particularly memorable, it's a cute little comedy, and Brosnan and Moore are seasoned enough actors to make it believable.

! These Tropes Are Employed:
* BelligerentSexualTension: Arguably the entire point of the film
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Daniel Rafferty. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment When we first meet him]], he's ''sleeping in the courtroom'' moments before the trial; his office is an utter mess located above a Chinatown supermarket and he has a penchant for CourtroomAntic and psychological warfare. Yet, he manages to be extremely well respected in his field, to the point of not
only do I have being invited to put up with your fingerpointing, bickering, backstabbing prestigious law society dinners, but also managing to convince the head to invite Audrey as well.
* ChristmasCake: Audrey's mother
* HilarityEnsues
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Brosnan
* RunningGag: the [=SnoBalls=], very alcoholic drinks served in shot glasses, Audrey's mother's insistence that Audrey not refer to her as her mother in public
* SlapSlapKiss
* {{Oireland}}
* SceneryPorn: Ireland is ''very, very'' pretty. The filmmakers want you to know it.
* {{Tsundere}}: Audrey
* UptightLovesWild: Audrey (uptight)
and name-calling during the week, now you drag me in on the weekend too??Daniel (wild)
18th Feb '13 8:42:14 PM erforce
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Added DiffLines:

* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Judge Abramovitz at Audrey and Daniel's wedding. (Actually, just Judge Abramovitz, period.)
-->'''Judge Abramovitz''': Not only do I have to put up with your fingerpointing, bickering, backstabbing and name-calling during the week, now you drag me in on the weekend too??
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