Main Plot Points:
- New England’s most successful divorce attorney, Vince (Geoff Stults) has it all – a thriving practice, good friends, and his pick of any woman in town. To him, life is one big competition, and losing is unaccepting. But Vince finally meets his match in Jane (Mena Suvari). She is beautiful and equally successful. During the last year, she’s traveled the world, taking her revenge on all men for her cheating husband and ugly divorce.
- When Vince and Jane meet through their best friends, he immediately sees a new conquest and she sees a new target. Together, they enter into a series of entertaining wagers with each other where the winner gets to decide the fate of the loser. A hilarious, sexy romantic comedy also starring Kristen Chenoweth, Eric Roberts, Jennifer Finnigan, Josh Hopkins, and Kenan Thompson, A Bet’s A Bet proves that love is the one bet where everybody wins.
What We Thought:
- Geoff Stults makes A Bet’s a Bet watchable.
- It’s your pretty standard romantic comedy. A divorce lawyer meets a jaded woman who happens to be friends with his best friend’s girlfriend. Pretty basic stuff. Even its original title, The Opposite Sex, is generic.
- You know what’s going to happen by the end. There’s a bunch of random people in it. Eric Roberts makes his 8888th appearance of the past 3 years. Debra Jo Rupp of That 70’s Show fame plays a secretary with a random accent. Kenan Thompson plays a friend. And if you know the producer of the film, you aren’t surprised by the Joey Fatone appearance.
- They put Kristin Chenoweth’s name and photo on the box despite being in maybe 2 scenes. Mena Suvari is the love interest, why Chenoweth is even on the box is beyond me.
- But the film survives because of Stults. I like him. I liked his short lived show Enlisted. I honestly think I only finished this because of him. He’s charming and funny and witty and a good lead. Someone else in his role probably sinks the film.
- A Bet’s a Bet is nothing ground breaking. You’ve probably never heard of it. You probably might have a hard time finding it. But if you like Stults, watch it for him. He’s at least good.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Geoff Stults
- Mena Suvari
- Jennifer Finnigan
Recommended if You Like:
- Romantic Comedies
- Geoff Stults