Isn’t it Romantic

Genre: Romantic comedy Starring: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, Priyanka Chopra Stars: 4 There was some controversy in the lead up to this film’s release, with Wilson sticking her foot in it by suggesting she was the first plus sized actress to lead a romantic comedy. That of course is not the case and her statement ignored the work of Queen Latifah, among others. … Continue reading Isn’t it Romantic

Barefoot

Genre: Romantic comedy Starring: Scott Speedman, Evan Rachel Wood, Treat Williams, JK Simons Stars: 2 What even was this movie? Evan Rachel Wood plays Daisy, an emotionally disturbed young woman who finds herself in psychiatric care after the death of her mother leaves her unable to function. Speedman plays Jay, an emotionally disturbed young man whose condition is that he’s an asshole. He is doing … Continue reading Barefoot

Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Genre: Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Young Adult Starring: Shannon Purser, Kristine Froseth, Noah Centineo Stars: 3 Of the array of teen romantic comedies recently released by Netflix, this was my favourite. Having said that the bar isn’t all that high to begin with, and while this was a well-produced, well-acted and overall enjoyable flick, it was too problematic story wise to allow me to fully enjoy … Continue reading Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Crazy Rich Asians

Genre: rom com Starring: stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina and Michelle Yeoh  Stars: 4 Sami went to the movies! Always a cause for mini-celebration, but this time it was even more exciting because for the first time in a long time I was going to see a romantic comedy! And one that actually looked (and was) good! Much love has been thrown this … Continue reading Crazy Rich Asians

The Kissing Booth

Genre: rom com, young adult Starring: Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney Stars: 3 As an Australian I don’t understand kissing booths at all. It’s not a thing we do here, let alone let teenagers do at school events. Charging for kisses is basically prostitution is it not? I have no problem with prostitution myself, but I find it odd that this lining up and … Continue reading The Kissing Booth

All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Genre: Romantic comedy, young adult Starring: Lara Condor, Noah Centineo, John Corbett Stars: 3 This is going to be an unpopular opinion post, which is unusual for a movie I actually liked and am awarding 3 stars. This movie has been getting a lot of love around the social medias and the general internets. I mean a LOT of love. So it’s possible my expectations … Continue reading All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Happy Anniversary

Genre: Comedy, romantic comedy, relationship movies Starring: Noel Wells, Ben Schwartz Stars: 3.5  I seem to have had a run of average movies lately, films that aren’t bad, but aren’t particularly inspiring either. This is where Happy Anniversary, along with recent Netflix Original watches Like Father and Extinction, falls on the spectrum. 30 somethings Mollie (Wells) and Sam (Schwartz) are celebrating the 3rd anniversary of … Continue reading Happy Anniversary

The Big Wedding (a big stinker)

Genre: Romantic comedy, family drama Starring: A cavalcade of stars including Robert De Niro, Dianne Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Topher Grace, Amanda Seyfried, Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes & a small turn from Robin Williams Stars: 2 So I did not think this looked great from the trailer, but all these stars and the pretty New England setting prompted me to give it a go anyway. This … Continue reading The Big Wedding (a big stinker)

Man Up

Stars: Simon Pegg, Lake Bell Genre: romantic comedy Stars: 3.5  4  I’m dithering between a 3.5 and a 4 star rating for this movie because there was so much of it I enjoyed that it was stellar up until what was I thought a disappointing ending, which I’ll try not to spoil. Full disclosure here, I tend to love watching Lake Bell on screen. Not … Continue reading Man Up