This movie is one of those rare movies that starts out horribly and ends well. In the beginning we are introduced to Sam, an astronomer who manages to predict a supernova in another galaxy using a telescope during the day which he then points to the local playground to see his girlfriend. Within about another 2 minutes of screen time she has won a chance to go to New York, has gone there, fallen in love with someone else, dumped him by letter and he has arrived in New York to track her down. However, once these preposterous scenes are over, the movie settles into something a bit more watchable. It does a decent job of striking a balance between some humorous scenes and some with romantic sparks. I like movies in which two people who start out having no attraction end up together. My only complaints about this one are that the movie jumps the gun a bit with the attraction and the romantic payoff at the end is a bit thin and abrupt, but these are very small complaints. Mostly the movie is enjoyable to watch. If you can suspend your disbelief enough to get past some of the scientifically implausible parts and the initial tackiness of the main character, you will most likely find this to be an enjoyable little movie that makes you chuckle some and feel warm at the end.
The plot centers around Sam who is trying to get his girlfriend back and Maggie who is trying to get revenge on her boyfriend who dumped her for Sam's girlfriend. Along the way, a number of stereotypes and some of the addictive aspects of romantic relationships are dismantled until in the end, a hopeful view of true love is presented. The tricks that these two main characters play on their ex lovers provide some laughs, albeit ones that have been done many times before, and their forced co-existence leads to some romantic moments along the way. If all of this sounds like something you've seen before, that's probably because you have, but somehow this movie manages to take many stock romantic movie scenes and situations and assemble them into something a bit different. If you like romantic movies you will probably enjoy checking this one out.