Commitment-phobic adman Ben Affleck does a kindness that results in a tragedy and his first moral crisis. Finding himself interested in the wife of a man whose death he feels responsible for, he questions everything—except whether he’s put the cart before the horse. His drinking must have been causing his sleeping around, because when he sobers up, he instantly becomes relationship material. The idea of his getting together with widow Gwyneth Paltrow is appealing but not as morally ambiguous as writer-director Don Roos (The Opposite of Sex) would have it. And all the contrived obstacles to the relationship seem just that, though the unusually thoughtful dialogue and soul-searching performances make this romantic drama seem deeper than it is. 102 min.