Isn't It Romantic Review
February 13, 2019 at 4:51am
Want to go to a romantic movie your spouse will actually take you to? Well then look no farther. Isn’t it Romantic has a fun filled cast that is sure to make anyone in the audience laugh. It centres around Natalie (Rebel Wilson) who at a young age loved everything about romance and romantic comedies like Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts for example.
She couldn’t wait for the day she got her own happily ever after! But as she gets older, she realizes romantic comedies and happily ever afters are just fairy tales told to little girls. Instead of the happily ever after she was hoping for she’s stuck in the real world. Natalie works as an architect in New York, at a job where she is undervalued and unappreciated.
She lives in a crappy part of the city in a dingy looking apartment. But that all changes when she catches the eye of a man on the subway, they smile at each other, get off on the same stop and then he mugs her, and she gets knocked unconscious. Natalie wakes up in the hospital and realizes she is stuck in the same fantasy she has grown to despise.
She has became the star of her own Romantic comedy, from the air smelling like lavender, her overly-gay best friend Don (Brandon Scott Jones) to everyone being mesmerized by her. Natalie realizes this new world isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and she decides she needs to find a way to escape. She realizes she has caught the eye of her handsome billionaire client Blake (Liam Hemsworth) who she believes needs to fall in love with her to escape this strange fantasy world. But this isn’t your ordinary, everyday rom-com….
Rick Delia did a good job choosing the cast for the movie with Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, Priyanka Chopra, Rebel Wilson and Brandon Scott Jones. While this cast does a great job at making us laugh I feel like the chemistry between the characters needed some improvement. From Adam playing the lovesick coworker to Priyanka playing the jealous girlfriend, they didn’t quite sell me on the roles/chemistry.
While the development with the characters was lacking. The directors did a great job in showing the differences between the real world and the fantasy fairy tale Natalie is stuck in. The real world was drab, boring and dirty. But when Natalie wakes up in her very own Rom Com. The air smells like lavender, there’s flowers everywhere, even the shops are happier, brighter. You even get Natalie’s commentary poking fun at the world she is stuck in and how cliché it all is.
Isn’t it romantic isn’t your typical Romantic Comedy. This movie is basically a parody that makes fun of the stereotypes in your basic everyday Rom-coms. We know Rebel Wilson has done her take on playing the funny character but in this movie, she also must play the romantic side as well and she really was the star of the movie. They threw a twist on this genre of movie and it was enjoyable for sure, but I feel like it was missing some of the feeling. There’s not really anything to draw you in and to keep you there. While I do feel like this is a good stepping stone for this genre, I think it missed the mark.
Isn't It Romantic Review at Theater with Standard Viewing
Screening Provided by Warner Brothers
Rating Overall: 6.0