20 March 2013 | whitney8944
Surprisingly Good Romantic Comedy
I didn't expect too much when I opted to watch this on my Netflix, especially since I had never heard of it before. But halfway through I found myself loving it. There are a lot of crappy, utterly empty romantic comedies out there after which I feel robbed of 90 minutes of my life, but this isn't one of them. This movie actually caused me to create an IMDb account because I thought it deserved a good review. It had all the really important elements: likable, believable characters with unique stories and perspectives, an interesting and well thought-out plot, good dialogue, and decent acting. And it was actually FUNNY, unlike a lot of wannabe romantic "comedies" who try to get by on Harlequin schmooze. I loved the non-traditional take that was simultaneously believable and even, brace yourself, realistic. Some of the best parts of this movie come about because of the humorous interplay between the characters as they force us to laugh at our own prejudices and attitudes. It ends up being a movie with more than a few different story lines woven into one, and it's refreshing that all of those story lines don't exist solely for the purpose of propping up a two dimensional relations; they seem to have some substance of their own. I couldn't give it more than a 7, because hey, it's not Oscar worthy, but this movie is highly enjoyable and seriously underrated.