This problem is more wide-spread than either Sam Neill or Wimbledon.
Sam Neill is, for me, Dr. Alan Grant and Vassily Borodin. He is not Kirsten Dunst's dad. That's just a tragic waste. Sam Neill's awesome.
I mean, I guess he has to pay the bills. But, honestly, a dumb romantic comedy with an irritating American woman who ends up with an apologetic British dude? Those things are a dime a dozen. And Kirsten Dunst is pretty hateful, making it even worse than the other eleven.
Why can't there be good movies for Sam Neill? Why can't he fade into a dignified retirement? Why do they make movies like Wimbledon?