Taking Chances

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  • R
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 4.4  (1,441)

Taking Chances is a romantic comedy from 2009 that follows the story of Chase Revere (Justin Long), a man who inherits his grandfather's estate and discovers that he has been left with a surprising condition in order to receive it. He must marry and have a child within a year, or he risks losing everything to his conniving cousin. The plot thickens when he meets the beautiful, ambitious and successful woman of his dreams, Pamela (Emmanuelle Chriqui) who might just be the perfect wife for him. However, as the deadline approaches, he realizes that he has to take a chance and make a decision that could ultimately affect both his family's legacy and his own happiness.

The movie begins with Chase receiving the news of his grandfather's passing, and his inheritance of a huge estate with a catch - he has to marry and have a child within a year in order to inherit it. Initially, Chase is reluctant to take up the challenge, but soon, he realizes the importance of maintaining his grandfather's legacy and decides to give it a shot.

As Chase goes about trying to find a wife, he meets Pamela, a successful lawyer who has her own reasons for getting married. At first, they both try to keep their agenda hidden from each other, but as they get to know each other better, Chase begins to realize that Pamela might be the perfect woman for him. However, their relationship is put to the test as they struggle to balance their professional lives with the deadline of the inheritance hanging over their heads.

As the deadline rapidly approaches, Chase finds himself torn between his love for Pamela and his responsibilities towards his family's legacy. He must make a decision that could potentially ruin both his personal and professional life, or alternatively, set him on a path of happiness and contentment.

The performances by Justin Long, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Rob Corddry are all exceptional. Justin Long brings a vulnerability and sensitivity to his role, making the character of Chase more likable and relatable. Emmanuelle Chriqui shines as the ambitious and smart lawyer, Pamela, and Rob Corddry provides a strong supporting role, as Chase's best friend, Larry.

The visuals are stunning, and the cinematography captures the essence of the story quite perfectly. The film's direction is exceptional, with the pacing staying steady throughout, and the script is both engaging and entertaining, with a good blend of romantic moments and humor.

Overall, Taking Chances is an enthralling romantic comedy that delivers in all aspects. With a heartfelt storyline, solid performances, and visually breathtaking cinematography, the movie takes viewers on an emotional journey that will leave them thoroughly satisfied.

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    4.4  (1,441)