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Official Discussion: Isn't It Romantic (2019) [SPOILERS]

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Summary:

For a long time, Natalie, an Australian architect living in New York City, had always believed that what she had seen in rom-coms is all fantasy. But after thwarting a mugger at a subway station only to be knocked out while fleeing, Natalie wakes up and discovers that she is self-aware of her existence in a "PG-13 Universe" and must escape every cliché in order to finally fall in love and achieve the happily ever after that will bring her back to reality.

Director:

Todd Strauss-Schulson

Writers:

screenplay by Erin Cardillo, Dana Fox, Katie Silberman

story by Erin Cardillo

Cast:

  • Rebel Wilson as Natalie

  • Liam Hemsworth as Blake

  • Adam DeVine as Josh

  • Priyanka Chopra as Isabella

  • Betty Gilpin as Whitney

  • Brandon Scott Jones as Donny

  • Jennifer Saunders as Natalie’s mother

  • Tom Ellis as Doctor


Rotten Tomatoes: 66%

Metacritic: 61/100

After Credits Scene? No


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level 1

6/10

I only laughed like 3 times. It was a cute movie and the concept was cool but I just didn't think the Jokes landed. I really wanted to like it more than I did. Overall fun and entertaining.

level 2

Agreed. I laughed pretty hard a couple times but the a lot of the jokes didn't land all that well

level 1

I kind of loved that the set-up was Pretty Woman/The Devil Wears Prada-inspired, but the ending pivoted towards 13 Going on 30/My Best Friend's Wedding. I

level 1

this was adorable and a delight. 8/10, good job movie ppl

level 1

It's the Last Action Hero of '90's romantic comedies.

level 2

Todd Strauss-Schulson

The director did The Last Girls, which is the Last Action Hero of 80's horror movies.

level 1

Saw this last night. Much better than I thought it would be...however, a lot of people walked out during the musical number at the end. They all knew the film was over and it was worth beating the traffic home instead.

6.5/10 for me.

level 2
4 points · 1 day ago

That happened in my theater, too. I think it's weird when people leave before the credits roll. I sit until the very last frame (usually convincing those around me to stay because they think I'm waiting for a stinger.)

level 3

I think it's because the film had very little to offer after the inevitable pairing of the two leads. Was a dance number really needed? Apparently 75% of our audience didn't think so.

level 4

It was added because the test audiences loved it and they added more of it during reshoots.

level 2
1 point · 2 days ago

6.5/10

No comeback mechanics?

level 3
2 points · 1 day ago

Bank those motes to summon a Primeval!

level 1

I find it interesting that there are only a handful of comments about Rebel Wilson on a thread about a movie she starred in.

level 2

And produced.

level 2
0 points · 2 days ago

Because they are getting deleted by mods.

level 3

No they're not. Ceddit came up with nothing.

level 3

why?

level 4

Guess.

level 5

People aren't biting so you're gonna have to be more explicit with the angle you're pushing here.

level 1
10 points · 3 days ago

It was a fun movie and I did like a lot of the jokes and parodies of the tropes, especially the sex scene.

My only problem with the movie is at the end the movie kinda turns into the type of movie it's parodying. Sure they acknowledge it but it would've been better, in my opinion, if she and Adam just stayed friends and she just learned to have more self-respect for herself. It just felt like that was the original plan but then the studio heads were like "NOPE, we gotta have a romance, audiences won't like it if we don't!" I dunno, maybe it's just me...

level 2

With the way romances are shoehorned in films that would be so much better off without it and where the primary plot has zero need for a love interest, I definitely think that forced that ending.

level 2

I feel like that's exactly what a studio exec would say

level 1
4 points · 3 days ago

The supporting cast is what made this movie for me. Brandon Scott Jones specifically was the highlight of every scene he was in.

I loved the way the tropes and cuts were addressed. And the world building was interesting. Couples on the streets all the time, twisted street signs, and the use of the primary colors. This movie will be /r/MovieDetails gold when it releases on streaming.

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