The Proposal

Agreeing to marry your ball-bustin’ boss to keep your job because her visa’s expired and she doesn’t want to leave the country? Yep – perfectly reasonable premise there. The stupidity unfolds as we discover that Ryan Reynolds’ character’s heir to an Alaskan business empire & is trying to claw his …

Palm Springs

Described to me as “The Groundhog Day remake that nobody asked for” – am I just getting too old/cynical, or is it fair to describe this as Groundhog Day mashed up with a “best friend’s wedding” trope? I thought Cristin Milioti did a genuinely believable job of holding the story …

Happiest Season

Fairly standard “girl takes partner home to parents for Christmas” story with subterfuge because parents will disapprove, notable chiefly because the protagonists are a lesbian couple. I think a reasonably admirable cast, in search of a better storyline.  Definitely a less-awful denouement. 👎

Plus One

A wedding-table-comedy which I was sure I’d already seen before, but didn’t recognise any of the details.  Jack Quaid from off of The Boys inadvertantly ends up in pact with his laddish behaving mate about them taking each other as their Plus One to all the weddings they’ve got lined …

Table 19

A wedding-table-comedy which I was sure I’d already seen before, but didn’t recognise any of the details. Another vehicle for the range and depth of Anna Kendrick, set in the thoroughly plausible situation where she’s attending a wedding that she was matron-of-honour for 2 up til 2 months’ previous, but …

Killers

I’m not sure how we end up watching so many rom coms involving assassins, but my inability to lose myself in an actor’s performance and instead think of their past works had me thinking about Steve Jobs being an assassin.  Katherine Heigl is great fun, but this film really didn’t …

The Wrong Missy

Oh God, this film was mental. At least it wasn’t another forgettable romcom – I don’t think I’ll ever forget this one as long as I live.  I don’t really understand if this was intended to be a vehicle for Lauren Lapkus, or what – and at times it was …

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