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ISN’T IT ROMANTIC (2019): The Thing I Liked…

Isn't It Romantic (2019), Rebel Wilson
Isn’t It Romantic (2019), Rebel Wilson

Isn’t It Romantic is a comedy / romance about Natalie, a young woman who’s become disenchanted with love and mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.

The good news about director Todd Strauss-Schulson’s movie is that I did laugh and smile a few times. The beautiful city of New York and all the scenes before Natalie wakes up in the hospital are the ones I enjoyed the most. What I like about these scenes is the way Natalie was making fun of romantic comedies. The disappointment then came for me when she found herself inside a romantic comedy, but it wasn’t an especially good one.

The vibrant colours and the humour in the super romantic New York scenes were fun in parts but after a while it didn’t do a good job of holding my interest. Something about Isn’t It Romantic made the movie feel as though it shouldn’t have been the final draft, because if it had felt more finished, maybe I’d have been more convinced by Natalie’s emotional journey and the way it was executed.

Another moment I didn’t find convincing is the actual presentation of the ‘parking lot conversion’ idea. Not that I have any actual architectural experience but as someone who’s been in many presentations, I wanted to buy into Natalie’s idea and visualise it as a good and feasible one during that presentation but it just didn’t happen.

Watch Isn’t It Romantic if you’re so curious. The trailer is pretty fun so you may find that you enjoy the finnished film more than I did.

Happy Film loving 

G

ISN’T IT ROMANTIC (2019): New Trailer From Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra, Adam Devine…

Isn't It Romantic (2019), rebel Wilson
Isn’t It Romantic (2019), rebel Wilson

Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson; Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra and Adam Devine are the stars of new comedy / romance Isn’t It Romantic.

This ones the story of a young woman disenchanted with love who mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy…

I already like this more than expected. The colours and silliness are the reason.Fingers firmly crossed for a good result.

Betty Gilpin, Faith Logan, Shyrley Rodriguez,  Michelle Buteau, Doris McCarthy, Marija Juliette Abney, and, Sawandi Wilson also star

Isn’t It Romantic Release Dates: February 14th, 2019 (US)…

Read my spoiler free movie review of Isn’t It Romantic.

Happy Film Loving

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A KID LIKE JAKE (2018): New Trailer Starring Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Priyanka Chopra, Octavia Spencer…

A Kid Like Jake (2018), Claire Danes, Leo James Davis, Jim parsons
A Kid Like Jake (2018), Claire Danes, Leo James Davis, Jim parsons

Directed by Silas Howard, A Kid Like Jake stars Claire Danes, Jim parsons, Octavia Spencer and Priyana Chopra.

Parsons and Danes play a Brooklyn based couple whose four-year-old son’s preschool director points out that his gender-nonconforming play may be more than just a phase…

The subject matter is so very interesting and is a great reminder of why I love movies and the often useful stories they tell.

Besides the great cast and promising story, I’m really looking forward to the beautiful images of a well lit New York City, a place I always miss.

A Kid Like Jake Release Dates: June 1st, 2018 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

BAYWATCH (2017): The Thing I Liked…

Baywatch (2017), Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson
Baywatch (2017), Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson

Random great one liners here and there are really the main highlight in the 2017 version of Baywatch. Directed by Seth Gordon and starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra and Aexandra Daddario, this is a film that made me laugh mostly when I watched the trailer. It’s unfortunate foe me that Gordon’s movie contains some seriously cringe worthy moments and dialogue. If you like that sort of thing then you’re in luck! I mean, people complained about Ed Sheeran’s cameo on Game of Thrones but David Hasselhoff’s appearance in Baywatch felt far more awkward, for me.

Am I crazy for thinking that the original Baywatch television series about a group of California lifeguards may have had a little more substance than this re-imagining? The first thing that disappointed me when the movie started is the the lack of sufficient character back story. How else was I going to connect with them and become invested if I hardly know a thing about most of the key players. 

It had never really occurred to me just how dissatisfied the Baywatch characters must have been with their own jobs. In Seth gordon’s movie they appear to be so unhappy that they assume the roles of police officers. Isn’t that illegal? Did the TV series take things this far and I just didn’t notice? Generally, I know that this is a movie and things have to be ‘bigger and better’ but for me it was definitely bigger and more ridiculous.

If I had to pick a favourite moment, in this movie, I choose the beautiful fireworks display towards the end. That’s really it because the trailer proved better than the finished product. A far too common trend with comedies, it seems.

Watch it only if you absolutely must.

Happy Film Loving

G

BAYWATCH (2017): New Trailer From Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra…

Baywatch (2017), Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron
Baywatch (2017), Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron

Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson and Priyanka Chopra are the stars of Baywatch, the new Seth Gordon directed comedy based on the very successful 90s TV series of the same name…

This version of Baywatch is categorised as a comedy, whereas the TV show was an action / drama. I sure hope that bodes well for the end result.

I want this movie to be good so I can reminisce about some of my youth with a smile on my face. My fingrs are firmly crossed.

Lee Hodge, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera and Jon Bass also star.

Baywatch Release Dates:  May 12th, 2017 (UK); May 19th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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