Tag: Comedy

Review: Set It Up

Posted June 20, 2018 by Rowena in Reviews | 6 Comments

Set It Up (2018)
Starring: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs
Director: Claire Scanlon
Release Date: 15 June 2018
Rating: TV-14
Run Time: 1:45
Movie Type: Comedy, Romance

Two young assistants in New York City realize they can make their lives easier by setting up their workaholics bosses to date. While trying to perpetuate this romantic ruse between their nightmare bosses, the assistants realize they might be right for each other.

I haven’t been in the mood for movie watching lately but while bored and browsing Netflix’s catalog, I came across this movie on Saturday night and before I knew what was what, I hit play and sat back, prepared to not be impressed with this one.

I’m super glad to report that I was wrong because I was impressed with this movie. I thought it was super cute and Zoey Deutch is a great romantic comedy lead. I seriously hope that we get more rom-com’s from Netflix because I enjoyed this one a lot.

So Harper and Charlie are assistants to some pretty big deal bosses and their bosses are at the top because they never leave the workplace. And since they don’t leave the workplace, neither do Harper and Charlie. Both Harper and Charlie respect their bosses and understand their drive but they also miss having a personal life so when the opportunity to set their bosses up presents itself, they take it. Once they’re on that road to true love (for their bosses), there’s so turning back and the movie really takes off once they’re on this path.

Harper and Charlie are both motivated by different things. Harper wants to become a writer and working for the best sports writer out there is a big deal for her because she learns so much from her hero day in and day out. Charlie is motivated by being promoted and working for the top guy that can help him get in the door. Charlie is also dating a hotshot model that he never has time for because he’s always working. Hooking his boss up with a girlfriend will free up time for him to spend with the girlfriend.

Harper and Charlie put in a lot of work, getting their bosses together and then pushing them along in their romance and during that whole time, they’re getting to know each other and they’re becoming friends. It was during this part of the movie that I laughed a lot. I couldn’t help it, they were too cute.

I really enjoyed seeing Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell’s action chops. There were some moments when I thought Glen Powell was being hella extra (like his cheering for the kiss cam at the Yankees game? Haha, go easy there bro!) but for the most part, I was wrapped up in the story being told and I thought Zoey and Glen were a great acting pair. Their on screen chemistry was charming and when the movie ended, I had a smile on my face so, I definitely recommend this if you’re in the mood for a cute romantic comedy. This is a great one.

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My Rating

4.25 out of 5

Movie Review: Home Again

Posted March 28, 2018 by Rowena in Reviews | 2 Comments

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Pico Alexander, Jon Rudnitsky, Nat Wolff
Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer
Release Date: 08 September 2017
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 1:37
Movie Type: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Alice (Reese Witherspoon), a recently separated mother of two, finds her life upended when three young, charismatic filmmakers move into her guest house. But her unlikely new family and a budding romance come to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. A story of love, friendship, and the families we create, “Home Again” is a modern romantic comedy with one very big life lesson: starting over is not for beginners.

What a cute movie this turned out to be. I’m a bit bummed that there aren’t nearly as many rom-coms being released these days because I’m a rom-com girl. I’m a sucker for a happy ending and there’s a whole lot of gloom and doom out there in the real world that happy things make me happy.

This movie made me happy.

Reese Witherspoon plays Alice, a mother who is separated from her husband. She moves into her father’s house with her two girls and is trying to figure out this new life as a single mother but when her birthday celebration brings home three guys who are homeless, her Mom moves them into Alice’s guest house and the movie really takes off from there.

The movie is primarily about Alice coming into her own after her marriage implodes and a shiny new romance with a much younger man gets complicated when her husband shows up and wants to play at having a family again. There was a lot of laughing, a lot of awww moments and even some scenes where I wanted to strangle a bunch of different characters in this movie but overall, the movie is enjoyable and I’m glad that I watched it.

I really adored the bond that the boys developed with Alice’s daughters. Everyone really came to care for each other and a family formed between all of them and that was nice. The romance between Alice and Harry was super cute and holy cow was Harry a little cutie patootie. I would have been a cougar to him, too. Ha!

So yeah, this movie was a lot of fun and I really hope to get more movies like this one in the coming year. It wasn’t the perfect romantic movie but there is a happy ending, a modern one anyway and I adore all things Reese Witherspoon so I definitely recommend this movie if you’re in the mood for something cute and sweet, with humor. This fits that bill perfectly.

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My Rating

4 out of 5

Review: The Layover

Posted November 22, 2017 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

The Layover (2017)

Starring: Kate Upton, Alexandra Daddario, Matt Barr
Director: William H. Macy
Release Date: August 3, 2017
Rating: R
Run Time: 1:28
Movie Type: Comedy

Two friends on a road trip compete for the affections of a handsome man when their flight is redirected due to a hurricane.

I’m not going to lie, I watched this movie because I like Matt Barr. Ever since he was Psycho Derek on One Tree Hill, I’ve liked him. He doesn’t come on a lot of things I’m interested in watching so whenever something catches my eye of his, I watch.

I’m not quite sure where, to begin with, this movie. It’s about two best friends who need to shake up their lives a bit so they take a trip to Florida to take a time out from their lives. One best friend, Kate, is the more serious of the two and she desperately needs to unwind and live a little while Meg, the other best friend, is more flighty and needs to get away to ground herself so that she can decide what to do with her life.

What’s the best way to kick off a girls trip? Bump into a hot guy that you want to bang three ways to Sunday…and if that hot guy happens to be the same guy that your best friend wants to bang her worries away then, of course, a competition for his attention is in order, right?

I’ll admit that there were some funny moments in this movie and I did laugh but for the most part, I thought it was dumb. All of the bickering that these two besties went through over one freaking guy? Come on now and some of the things that these two did were downright mean. Meg locked Kate in the grossest gas station bathroom and Kate came out of there drenched in other people’s shit. Seriously, why would you do this to your best friend? Who needs enemies with friends like this? Kate got her digs in too and I spent a huge chunk of the movie wondering how their friendship was going to survive them being so awful to each other and then we get to the end and find out the guy they were fighting over, his story? OMG. I almost stopped watching it by then.

I was glad when they finally stopped fighting and started mending their relationship because, in the end, they were a lot stronger together than they were apart so that’s something. I did enjoy the ending portion of the movie and I was low key shipping Kate with the guy that they were fighting over, I think his name was Ryan but not after they get to Florida so the romance lover in me was a bit disappointed on that front.

Overall, I just couldn’t like this movie though I thought the acting was great. None of the lines were delivered in a manner where I could tell they were reading from a script, it all felt real if a bit shallow and dumb. So kudos to the actors on that. Would I recommend this? Not really.

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My Rating

2 out of 5