The month of February already ended, but Rebel Wilson’s movie, “Isn’t It Romantic“, is just starting its run on the streaming platform Netflix. The showing of this movie in the cinemas was only available in the United States last February 13. Her performance in the movie gets positive reactions from the movie viewers. The movie itself managed to surprise even the viewers who thought they already saw all there is in a rom-com show.
Those who haven’t seen the movie “Isn’t It Romantic” in the cinemas now have a chance to watch it on Netflix. And as the movie became more accessible to the viewers outside the United States, reviews started making its way to the internet. According to Wenlei ma of News.com.au, the movie is “way better than you’d expect”, describing the movie as satirical and entertaining, even to the non-rom-com fans who would view this movie. Read more: Isn’t it Romantic Trailer | Glamour and Pitch Perfect for Rebel Wilson | VanityFair
The story of the movie is all about Natalie, who doesn’t like anything that has to do with romantic comedies. However, after an incident with a mugger, she will be taken inside a rom-com universe where scene looks bright and gorgeous all year long.
Even her apartment and possessions have leveled up into a usual “rom-com” level of transformation. And last but not least, men are starting to look directly on his eyes and tells her that she’s quite the darling. Not to mention that her gay neighbor suddenly became her best of friends and will help her find the love of her life. Read more:
“Isn’t It Romantic” managed to capture and make fun of all the existing rom-com cliches and make it entertaining a satirical at the same time. Furthermore, Rebel Wilson’s portrayer of Natalie’s awkward character has been perfect casting. Although a lot of people pointed out how thinly written some of the characters are, all of the actors have portrayed their characters perfectly. The movie is a great way to pass the time in a weekday evening. In addition to this, the movie is now available for streaming on Netflix.
Rebel Wilson’s first attempt to lead a movie has been a great opportunity to show that she is a good performer as well as an actress even outside its other signature “Pitch Perfect” films.
The movie managed to grab a gross of around $22 million in 3,300 theaters after six days, not bad when it comes to rom-com movies. On its first day, it made $1.8 million while this sale balooned over three times when the Valentine’s Day came at $4.4 million.
Critics from Rotten Tomato described the movie as a genre that follows many conventions that it mocks. However, the movie managed to be a “feel-good” rom-com with a satirical bite into it. Viewers loved the selection of actors that portrayed characters in this movie, which includes Jennifer Saunders.
Including Rebel Wilson, the main cast in the movie includes Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, and Priyanka Chopra. Bilge Ebiri from New York Magazine and Vulture called the movie the “Inception” of rom-coms because of its successful deconstruction of the genre while glorifying its good traits.
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