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Am i the only one struck by the MISCASTING of Anders Holm?

WOWI thought he stuck out like a sore thumb. a total lack of any screen presence, and the lack of chemistry between him and Hathaway -- I figured he's gonna go away any minute, just didn't buy any of his character at all. and she stayed with him? what?? he was beyond BLAH. whew! I'm guessing he is a son of a writer or director. had to have known someone! thought hathaway & denier saved a silly movie. only Goldie Hawn or Jack Nicholson used to be able to do that.

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I came to the threads looking for this. Completely agree. He looked like a mess the whole movie and drove me crazy (mind you, I'm a male of around the same age). I don't know if they were going for the modern, hipster male or something? The big emotional resolution scene between him and Anne at the end just completely fell flat for me because of him, and then the movie was over... shame.

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I searched boards looking for this too -- nothing, Im the only one, now you. yes, that ending was PATHETIC. who would WANT him? i saw it as her chance to FLEE him! would have made SOOOO much more sense for her to, having been supported and advised by wise old new bff, to let BLAH husband GO.what a mismatch. really bothered me the entire movie.

Frankly im not getting why everyone loves this movie. Hathaway is Audrey Hepburnish at moments, & her clothes and styling totally fabulous, but that's all she wrote for this flick. Deniro looks as if he is in a constant state of constipation. Hang it up Rob, unless you can do something besides that now!

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I thought he was going to turn out gay because he was very effeminate (I guess that was the point, to counter-act Hathaway's very modern bread-winner position). But yeah, wow. He was awful in this.

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I thought he was going to turn out gay because he was very effeminate (I guess that was the point, to counter-act Hathaway's very modern bread-winner position)


Effeminate? Sorry but he did not come off that way to me at all.

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To some dudes, unless you slap your woman around and wear camo, you are considered effeminate.

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Yeah. It's a very limited and ignorant perspective to have.

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not even close. she got a rise out of him right at his open desk in the office with some very basic touch. they were showing you how much of a man he still is (with humor)! you chose to ignore it.

if that weren't enough, her drunken speech to the break-in team about how much of a man he is and what little boys the rest of them are, was there for a reason.

also, his wife died. widower != gay

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You are getting your characters mixed up.


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I was about to say. This poster is talking about DeNiro and not the nerdy idiot husband.

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I totally agree. Would have been way more interesting if DeNiro played a grizzled Jersey truck driver who teaches Hathaway how to be human again. All this $3million brownstone angst. So reminded me of THIS IS 40, without any humor. ZZZZZZ.

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I had to tune out his entire presence in the movie to enjoy the movie. .

Sometimes women I respect love men I don't find at all appealing -- it was like that.

I felt that his nothingness was more contrast to Deniro.

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I searched boards looking for this too -- nothing, Im the only one, now you. yes, that ending was PATHETIC. who would WANT him? i saw it as her chance to FLEE him! would have made SOOOO much more sense for her to, having been supported and advised by wise old new bff, to let BLAH husband GO.what a mismatch. really bothered me the entire movie.


Probably because she loved him for who he was (or who she thought he was) as opposed to looks....

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You are so right about Hataheay's look in this movie. She was fabulous!

In that scene towards the end when she emerges from the SF office building and she's wearing those sunglasses! I mean, damn girl!

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totally agree. this guy was supposed to have been a big player in the world of marketing / advertising. I got none of that "marketing hot shot" swagger, presence, energy, or chutzpah from this performance. Could have been bad directing?? Or bad casting??

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totally agree. this guy was supposed to have been a big player in the world of marketing / advertising. I got none of that "marketing hot shot" swagger, presence, energy, or chutzpah from this performance. Could have been bad directing?? Or bad casting??


Cause everyone is marketing is exactly the same? I am pretty damn sure there are timid, kind people in marketing and these days, hipsters

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He looked so scruffy, like he'd totally given up on himself and the fact that he was so weak was a turnoff, but perhaps, that might be the point. Taking over parenting and doing everything by himself left him feeling totally discouraged and feeling unfulfilled.

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I think that was exactly the point. As far as the "no chemistry" criticisms, that may have been on purpose either. When he first appeared, I wasn't sure if he was an ex, their nanny, or what. They were leading such disparate lives at that point, they didn't have chemistry.

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I thought he was the manny at first. He was more like an employee than a husband

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agree. he seemed more hipster. not a hot shot player that would be cheating.
guys like that feel better being emasculated. totally miscast..

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No chemistry between the two, and the guy had no screen presence at all. Having him in the role was very distracting - more distracting than the cliched precocious kid.

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Yep, I'm no fan of his either. Odd looking. Nothing connected me to him.

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His character and his acting were god awful. Totally ruined an otherwise decent movie. I was hoping he'd only be a very minor character, but sadly, he was in the entire movie.

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The first time I saw him in the movie, I got the feeling like he was somebody who just walked on set accidentally. He didn't fit at all.

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I was fine with him until the scene where he was to apologize for cheating. He didn't even seem apologetic or sad. The most I can say was that he was intense. That's not enough.
I always assumed they would stay together though so I wasn't disappointed by that.

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He's only an ok actor, but he's damn cute. I think acting along side people like Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro can definitely show actors' weaknesses.

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I kept getting him mixed up with the scruffy guy that ended up living at the DeNiro character's place for awhile. They kind of resembled each other. And I didn't think he was worth fighting for as Hathaway's character seemed to think he was.

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Is that the one who played her husband Matt? What were they thinking? The most unlikely pair.

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Is that the one who played her husband Matt? What were they thinking? The most unlikely pair.


Why???

Not everyone is a slut that dates or marries for looks. Some people actually get to know people and fall in love

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It bothered me at first, but then I realized what the director is trying to do. The cliche roles of husband and wife were switched in this film. You can see it in the shots where she's sitting upright in bed with the laptop, asking for sex, while the husband is dozing off in exhaustion from housekeeping (or cheating). She is the "alpha", the provider, the go-getter, while he's the "beta", soft-spoken, care-giver in the relationship. Again, normally it's the other way around.

If he was played by some super-suave Jon Hamm "Mad Men" kind of guy, the audience would be waiting for her husband to "SAVE" her.

Or I don't know, maybe it would have been funnier seeing a Jon Hamm-type play the housewife.

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This actor doesn't have a "style". He really is in the wrong business. Can't act, looks sloppy/uncomfortable on camera, doesn't have appeal, does not evoke sympathy. I would NEVER watch anything if he were the main character. Otherwise, this was an enjoyable film. How did he get into show business??

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Yeah, I couldn't settle on what the relationship was until he was referred to as dad for the daughter, and even then I was wondering whether they were separated - initially I thought he may have been a babysitter because it just didn't appear to be an espousal relationship. However, in truth, there a fair few couples I know that lack that apparent clarity - it is the age of feminism, after all!

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I'm thinking they were looking to cast a regular guy, not the typical guy that you'd expect Anne Hathaway to be married to. They're not always going to be married to the College football guy.

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He looks like her husband lol

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Thought the same... and did't liked Rene Russo neither, besides the fact she seemed too young

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??? I'm baffled by the OP's comments and those in agreement.

The character was supposed to be a mess and his relationship with his wife was supposed to be seen as lacking chemistry at that point in their relationship. He had become the frumpy housewife looking for something outside of their marriage.

Your complaints highlight that the casting and acting were spot on.

Scratching my head over this one. You're complaining that the actor and the chemistry between the husband and wife came off precisely as intended?

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I agree Eowyn8. He struck me as sincere and the calming balance his wife needed. I could tell the movie was directed by a women who understood how to cast the husband. He was not macho or classically handsome. What a terrific message, the stay at home person, whether male or female, can lose their identity. Marriage is work too.

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Although a strange choice I think ultimately he was fine. What is not in doubt however is that Hathaway definitely gave him a fear-rection and his philandering would only go so far.

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"He had become the frumpy housewife looking for something outside of their marriage.

Your complaints highlight that the casting and acting were spot on.

Scratching my head over this one. You're complaining that the actor and the chemistry between the husband and wife came off precisely as intended?"

Have to agree with Eowyn8, the above sums it up precisely

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I agree too. I think others in this thread have missed the point of his character.

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Well said Eowyn8 on all points.

I thought the same…

That guy was like a cross between a hipster and a teddy bear.

During the final "reconciliation" scene, he *hugs* Hathaway. I mean, he hugs her like you'd hug a distant, annoying relative who has body odor issues.

This was possibly the least romantic reconciliation in the history of cinema.

I am positive that this guy will never have this kind of role again. I think he pretty much killed his career right then because on top of lacking charisma, his delivery was wooden.

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You're right, he was 'blah' in this film. No chemistry with Hathaway or the viewer, for that matter.

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He looked like on of the interns!

It's that man again!!

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That guy was so awkward the whole movie. The way he spoke the way he looked and acted. Ugh. Really hated him. And then on top of it all he cheats on her and then some lame speech at the end where he didn't even try to deliver the lines well and she changes her mind? Did she learn nothing from DeNiro's character? What an awful ending to what could've been a good film.

And the ending with the yoga was so random too. Strange. It's like the writer ran out of ideas and just went with it.

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It was tai chi, not yoga.

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It isn't so much a miscasting as it is pretty much a weak plot device character to begin with. It wouldn't surprise me if he was specifically asked to be more subdue to not take away the focus of the movie, which is Ben and Jules' relationship.

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It's miscasting because the guy can't act! I've never seen him before and had to look him up because of how awful he was. So amateurish and lacking in screen presence.

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Yea i think he wasnt right for this role. Kind of cold. No face expression, no believable emotions. He should have been just another teen intern :D

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The chemistry seemed more like that you would have with a housemate; total miscast.
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