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Barefoot

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Love at first step

Remember those romcoms where Sandra Bullock/Andie MacDowell/Adam Sandler has to convince a stooge to pretend to be his/her finance for a swanky family gathering? Swap the A-list lead for Scott Speedman (Underworld) and the “stooge” for a psychiatric patient and you get about half the measure of Barefoot – a fluffy, nonsense remake of a better 2005 German film.

It would all be harmless enough if it wasn’t for Evan Rachel Wood’s giddy turn as the sectioned love interest, offensively pitched somewhere between Splash and E.T. as a fractured abuse victim who’s “hilariously” never seen a traffic light, a magnet or a toilet before.

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