Cocktail is about understanding that what everybody wants might not be what you want. If you try to make it, make it your own.
The good. Interesting story with a few novel ideas. Well paced-scenario. Great behind the bar juggling. Nice acting.
The actors. Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown offer us solid performances, if nothing brilliant.
The bad. Some easy clichés. Lots of 80s hairdos.
The ugly. Nothing.
The result. It's not a stupendous movie, but it will make you think and it will make for a nice evening.