If you've ever complained that they don't make melodramas the way they used to, you bear some karmic responsibility for this weepy, overwrought love story. When wealthy, middle-aged womanizer Will Keane (Richard Gere) spots Charlotte (Winona Ryder)
celebrating her 22nd birthday in his chi-chi Manhattan eatery, he envisions nothing more than another notch on the bedpost. Will turns on the silver-haired charm, complements the ridiculous hats Charlotte fashions from pipe cleaners and bits of folded paper (her primary inspiration seems to be Dr.
Seuss drawings) and whisks her away to a charity gala in a fairy-tale satin gown. The morning after this magical first date, ...