11 August 2014 | readwin
Entertaining, but a little disturbing
After watching this movie, I went and checked that it had a female director as I suspected, and I was right. I then discovered that the writers were female as well.
I then imagined all the parts in the movie played by a character of the opposite sex, and considered what the public reaction would be.
It was interesting to note that even the male lead in the movie could not redeem himself.
It is a superficially pleasant story, but deeply misandrist in its message and were the sexes reversed, would be considered offensive or blatantly silly.
I'm not sure if the director or the writers even intended it as such, but it does show how the public attitudes toward women and men differ, almost to a complete reversal from fifty years ago.
Perhaps someday someone can make a movie about an likable male hero, and the public would believe it?