The story centers on a local radio talk show host (Thurman) who gives relationship advice. Of course, it all backfires when a disgruntled caller decides to wreak havoc on her love life. Firth is cast as Thurman's husband with Shepard in the role of the crusty but lovable father -- is there any other kind in these movies?
It seems like Firth is slowly becoming the go-to guy for romantic comedies that want to add a little "class" to the proceedings -- call it "the curse of Bridget Jones" but Firth also has just finished working on Helen Hunt's Then She Found Me and Anand Tucker's When Did you Last See Your Father with Jim Broadbent. Now if only Uma Thurman could pick a movie that doesn't look like it came from Meg Ryan's reject pile.