Some Kind of Beautiful Stars Pierce Brosnan as a college professor named Richard Haig who tries to initially seduce Olivia (Salma Hayek) while still dating her grad student sister Kate (Jessica Alba). Admittedly, Richard did not know at first that Olivia and Kate were related when he first laid eyes on Olivia inside a fancy looking Dublin hotel (or was it a bar/restaurant as well). Anyhow, this is the least of his worries as Olivia meets up with both Kate and Richard while discussing her love life with author Alan Sloane (Robert Mailhouse). Richard’s father Gordon (Malcolm McDowell) foreshadows the scandal that is about to happen by the way that Richard and Gordon say goodbye to each other. Olivia politely avoids telling Kate about Richard hitting on her at their first actual meeting. However, this is the least of Richard’s worries as he finds out that Kate is pregnant and is about to have his baby. Kate got a job with a venture firm in Los Angeles and successfully persuades Richard to follow her to California (which seems easy enough because Richard considers Kate beautiful, ambitious, and bright). Things start out idyllic when Kate gives birth to their baby Jake (Duncan Joiner). However, Richard’s life gets turned upside down when Kate decides to leave him for another man named Brian (Ben MacKenzie). Around this time, Olivia catches her writer amour with her gynecologist (she finds out later that her writer man only went with her to the gynecologist sessions to see the gynecologist). Olivia creatively channels some of that heartache towards becoming a writer herself.