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 …

Love Wedding Repeat

A wedding-table-comedy which I was sure I’d already seen before, but didn’t recognise any of the details. I know actors work on different jobs, but I was surprised that Olivia Munn was in this turkey, as I was used to her character in The Newsroom. Cognitive dissonance, I guess.  Tim …

How Do You Know

Long on pedigree (Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson, James L. Brooks) but short on everything else – totally implausible rom-com where Witherspoon plays an apparently national-level professional sports athlete, but doesn’t seem to demonstrate any agency over her romantic life. How Do You Know?  Well, the fact it’s a …

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