It's all coming back, in a reflex kind of way, a regurgitation moment and I'm not sure where I'll spray, after watching poor old Rob, the wettest lettuce and/or cabbage, become weighed down, burdened and laden, by his overwhelming baggage; then theirs Mira who's unable to move on and start again, as she mourns a love that's lost and thinks she'll never lose the pain, sending messages to John, just to perpetuate her cry, all received by jilted Rob, unlike most blokes, he don't reply!!!; so the sugar is then gathered into buckets and dispersed, and a singer who can't act (and who's view on the world you're really not interested in), tries to get you all immersed, but it's uncomfortable and awkward and quite stilted, very lame, if you want a great RomCom, you should go watch, the film, Rye Lane.
Comedy / Drama / Romance
Comedy / Drama / Romance
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What if a random text message led to the love of your life? In this romantic comedy, dealing with the loss of her fiancé, Mira Ray sends a series of romantic texts to his old cell phone number...not realizing the number was reassigned to Rob Burns' new work phone. A journalist, Rob is captivated by the honesty in the beautifully confessional texts. When he's assigned to write a profile of megastar Celine Dion (playing herself in her first film role), he enlists her help in figuring out how to meet Mira in person...and win her heart.—Screen Gems
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May 26, 2023 at 01:05 AM
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A Lethargy of Love...
left the cinema 45mins in
In my 30 yrs of going to the movies, I have only ever left a cinema once before, but this one now makes it my second. The script, production and acting are all second grade and cringeworthy, and much more suited to a straight to tv than spending any money on cinema ticket. It a pity, as the storyline could have worked well if it had landed in better hands. The good weather outside was more inviting than staying to watch the final hour, maybe I might watch what happened next when it's on free to air TV, but probably not. I do love a good rom com, but couldn't get into this one at all because of the bad acting straight from the first scene and from that point forward that's all I could notice.
This is a charming, warm movie. Old school & welcome!
Romcoms by nature are formulaic. This one is imbued with pathos. It deals with loss and heartbreak as the foundation for the relational building blocks to come. Sam & Priyanka are not only gorgeous, they are fine actors who bring sorrow and heartbreak to life. They also have great comedic timing. They're wonderful together! When Mira & Rob meet you can see their attraction, their awkwardness, their shyness. It feels real. There are some lol moments and a few tears, too.
Sam Heughan is a revelation. He lights up & dominates the screen, no small thing with Priyanka as his partner. The camera loves him! He's really funny but also very believable when his heart is breaking. He has a huge range of emotions.
Priyanka is very relatable. She brings depth, vulnerability and warmth to Mira. She is so incredibly beautiful!
Celine is Celine in her movie debut - she & her music do not disappoint. Her involvement in the story adds a different unusual flavor. She actually tells her story of the loss of her husband. It's very moving.
The supporting actors all deserve mention. Mira's sister and Rob's two working comrades are adorable! And funny!
Nick Jonas was also very amusing in his bit part. That he's Pri's husband in RL makes it more so. He's quite good!
I left feeling emotionally stirred in a good way.
I'm giving this a 9 simply because I did not fully believe the chemistry between Mira & John, her dead fiancee. There was such a difference with Rob!
This is a move worth seeing - again and again.