As we barrel towards Valentine’s Day yet another check flick is being released in theaters. But this time, the movie gave me pause before I even watched the trailer. Not only did the story line seem a bit over done but Rebel Wilson (based on the other roles we’ve seen her in) didn’t seem like the leading lady we would expect.
But when I started watching the movie, within a few minutes it had me laughing. Not only was Natalie (Wilson) raised with the idea that romantic movies were nothing but silliness and fantasy, but it made her a sarcastic and a bit extreme realist on life and love in general. Growing into herself and putting the value on herself and education, she has a successful career as an architect in New York City, but just not the self confidence to make it to the next level.
After being mugged on a subway platform, Natalie wakes up in an Emergency Room and her worst nightmare – a romantic comedy where she is the leading lady. Even through her new life she uses her sarcasm to make light of the situation and finally decides she needs to do what she can to make it back to the real world and her life.
Isn’t it Romantic will make you laugh and at times even tear up, and ends up being the perfect popcorn movie for girls night. Rebel Wilson shows that not only can she break out of the stereotypical roles she’s been cast in over the past few years, but that she is a strong leading lady in her own right. I loved seeing a cast that was diverse and talented all at the same time.
While I didn’t expect much from Isn’t it Romantic when I first walked into the theater, it is definitely plan on heading back to the theater to see with my favorite gal pals. With only a few curse words and a couple sexual innuendos, this is a movie that your family could watch without any major issues throughout the movie. You will find yourself laughing along and cheering for Natalie, even when you side with her pragmatic stance on love. The movie plays a lot on the tropes of the whole genre and even makes fun of itself throughout the whole movie. Overall, the movie is a fun night at the theater with your friends or loved ones.
Isn’t It Romantic Trailer:
About Isn’t It Romantic:
From New Line Cinema comes the romantic comedy “Isn’t It Romantic,” starring Rebel Wilson (“How to Be Single,” the “Pitch Perfect” films), Liam Hemsworth (the “Hunger Games” films), Adam Devine (“The Intern,” the “Pitch Perfect” films) and Priyanka Chopra (“Quantico,” “Baywatch”), under the direction of Todd Strauss-Schulson (“A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,” “The Final Girls”).
New York City architect Natalie 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. And 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.
Wilson stars as Natalie, alongside Hemsworth as Blake, a handsome client; Devine as her co-worker and earnest best friend, Josh; and Chopra as Isabella, a model and self-proclaimed yoga ambassador.
The film has been rated PG-13 for language, some sexual material and a brief drug reference.