think of it this way. you do a couple two three movies (Cold Comfort Farm, The Last Days of Disco) , all of a sudden you are a Hollywood It girl. you're making some cash. you have to strike while the iron is hot. you do a standard romantic comedy (Serendipity) and a big budget blockbuster (Pearl Harbor) because you have to do those movies if you're offered them. they stink and you get no heat from them. so, you come back with a smaller, artier movie like Laurel Canyon (which was totally indie and "adult" even though i thought it was pretty blah. Francis McDormand was great, but what else is new?) and that doesn't really get you any heat either. so now you get a chance to be the star of a cool, action movie where you get to wear Matrix outfits, do stunts and shoot werewolves. oh, and the writer/director is your fiance. who's gonna say no to that? her next movie, Tiptoes, has Gary Oldman in it, so it automatically gets the benefit of the doubt from me. and she's currently filming a Scorsese movie about Howard Hughes with Leo, Cate Blanchett, and Gwen Stefani. looks like she's doing alright to me.