I'm worried that if I think about it too much, I might decide that Read My Lips
is ultimately a pretty silly movie, but I had such a good time that I prefer not too. Neither of the two lead characters (Clara and Paul) are particularly likable, but they're smart, interesting and sympathetic without being pathetic. Their relationship is fueled a little by physical attraction (certainly not love), but mostly by reciprocal need, mistrust and manipulation. The film is a fun mix of drama, thriller and comedy. The thriller elements can be wildly implausible, but they made me laugh out loud. The side story about Paul's parole officer was a misstep, but otherwise this was a very solid movie.