500 Days Of Film Reviews Isn’t It Romantic Starring Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine And Liam Hemsworth
New York City architect Natalie (Rebel Wilson) works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city’s next skyscraper.
If things weren’t bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare - a romantic comedy - and she is the leading lady.
Is It Any Good?
Context is all important. No film is created in a vacuum and no movie can be viewed in one either. Which, in a roundabout way, brings me to last Friday night when I watched Todd Strauss-Schulson’s film, Isn’t It Romantic, on Netflix.
It had been a busy week and I just wanted to sit down with a glass of wine and watch something entertaining and non-taxing. I decided to give Isn’t It Romantic a go largely because of Rebel Wilson and also because Netflix have been producing some pretty decent rom coms of late (I’m thinking Of All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and Set It Up particularly).
It could have been the wine. It could have been end of the week delirium. Whatever the reason, I had a blast watching Isn’t It Romantic. The film takes all of the rom com tropes we know so, so well and has a little bit of silly, harmless fun with them all.
Granted, there’s nothing here that is particularly memorable (although I did very much enjoy the inventive language censorship) and it is all very (often randomly) cheesy. However, if you are in the right frame of mind, a silly chunk of movie cheese is sometimes exactly what you need.
Have you seen Isn’t It Romantic?
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