It flys off course, survives a crash and drags itself battered back to port. No, not the plane, the movie. To answer the Big Question: Yes, Heche plays hetero at least as well as Ford. Yet the craggy golden-age charmer and wholesome 30-ish beauty never create the African Queen charisma they're shooting for. Sadly, it's more like Gilligan's Island as they crash land on an island paradise prone to earthquakes and packed with pirates.
Their biggest problem is they can't decide if they're marooned in a romantic comedy, an adventure romance or a zany farce. A quippy script, some cool action sequences and capable acting aren't enough to make this anything but a somewhat likable mess.