19 December 2019 | zkotpen
You made me laugh so hard
"You made me love you" is a brilliant comedy that made me laugh harder than I have at a movie in quite a while.
Warning: It took me about 10 minutes to get into the vibe of the film, as it's still very close cousin to the West End. At that point, I was on the verge of turning the movie off for good, but that little voice inside told me to be patient, and a bit more open minded... it was worth it!
Once I got over my own prejudices -- I usually like a cinematic rather than theatrical experience -- I found myself roaring with laughter. I caught on to the Taming of the Shrew overtones fairly quickly. Only, in this case, it was better than Shakespeare, in that I was roaring with laughter.
The best part is, even though I had a pretty good idea of how the whole production would turn out, the story line did hold me in suspense at the key dramatic moment. I could see the timer on my video player winding down in the final 10 minutes and just kept on wondering: How are they going to resolve this thing by the end of the movie?
They did resolve it, with simple, brilliant cinema:
Lights, camera, action.