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- Title: Isn’t It Romantic (2019)
- Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
- Screenplay Writers: Erin Cardillo, Dana Fox, and Katie Silberman
- Stars: Rebel Wilson (Natalie), Liam Hemsworth (Blake), Adam Devine (Josh), Betty Gilpin (Whitney), and Priyanka Chopra (Isabella)
- Genre(s): Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
- Runtime: 89 minutes
SHOW RATING OVERVIEW ★★★★ (4.33)
Cinematography: ★★★★ Character(s)/Acting: ★★★★★
IMDB STORY LINE:
A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.
MY 2 CENTS:
I won’t lie, I love romantic comedies… they are my guilty pleasure! Plus, I am a huge fan of Rebel Wilson, her comedic timing is amazing. So, after watching the preview, I was all in!
This movie was clever! Think of every romcom cliché you can… now, imagine them all in one movie… what you get is ‘Isn’t It Romantic’. The thing is, in this film, it works. It’s a parody on romantic comedies… The movie is making fun of all romantic comedies well being one of the funniest, wittiest, and most beguiling romantic comedies I’ve seen in a while.
This story could have gone south… and tanked, but writers Erin Cardillo, Dana Fox, and Katie Silberman obviously have a clear understanding of what works in a romantic comedy and what we all make fun of. They gave us a perfect balance of comedy and emotion.
I have nothing bad to say about the cinematography in this film… nothing amazing either.
Rebel Wilson was amazing, as she always is. Her comedic timing alone could have carried the film, if that had been necessary. However, with the cast line up this movie had, there was no question it would be fun to watch.
Having Adam Devine and Rebel Wilson playing off each other, yet again, seemed like one of the most natural things in the world. Their chemistry on film may have started in Pitch Perfect, but I have a feeling it will continue for years to come.
Liam Hemsworth, as Blake, did a great job playing the arrogant, good looking, rich guy… and a bit clueless too.
Betty Gilpin, as Whitney, was fantastic. The part is a bit underrated but Gilpin made the role something to remember. If you don’t know Gilpen, then you need to watch GLOW… she is brilliant!
MY FAVORITE QUOTES:
“My life’s become a mother-BEEPing romantic comedy and it’s PG-13.”
TO SUM IT UP:
If you like Romcoms… laughing… and just an all around feel good movie, then you should watch this one. Grab a cozy blanket, a bucket of popcorn, a couple glasses of wine (or your favorite beverage), your significant other, and settle in for a great date night in!
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Isn’t It Romantic (2019) Trailer: