Alchemy (2005)

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Alchemy: Directed by Evan Oppenheimer. With Michael Ian Black, Tom Cavanagh, Sarah Chalke, James Barbour. Absent-minded professor Malcolm Downey has just invented the sure thing that will lead to the academic easy street of tenure: a computer that can register human emotions.

“I have to say up front that Iu0026#39;m a big fan of both Tom Cavanagh and Sarah Chalke, but I hadnu0026#39;t heard of this film until I ran across it in the Indy film section my local video store.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis was a delightful film. So many recent romantic comedies that Iu0026#39;ve seen are so completely lifeless – the cast doesnu0026#39;t seem to be having fun with each other. The exact opposite is true here.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe two leads are at the top of their game, and though the script is a tad formulaic, the acting more than makes up for it. Tom Cavanagh has the approach of a Jimmy Stewart or a Tom Hanks. And Sarah Chalke has the kooky klutziness of a Doris Day or a Kate Hepburn. Well, maybe thatu0026#39;s overstating it a bit, but give this film another 40 or 50 years, and Iu0026#39;m betting it will be remembered fondly. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eGreat supporting cast too, they really gave the film some weight. Hereu0026#39;s to independent comedies. Definitely worth a viewing”


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