9 October 2020 | Jackbv123
Light family comedy
I get the impression that this movie intended to appeal to children as much as adults. There is no resemblance to reality, even less than most Rom/coms. The mobster's big crime scheme is selling fake baby carriers. The mobster turned witness has better moral values than the competition Sunny Girl leader. The head waiter of the "authentic Italian" restaurant is obviously Hispanic, not Italian. He even says at least one line in Spanish. (Apologies for comments about stereotypes in the movie using non-PC language, but the stereotypes are in the move and hard to describe otherwise.)
As is often the case where one of the romantic leads has a child, the opposite lead is a big hit with the child and has obvious chemistry. In this case, Amanda's Sunny Girl pack is like an extended family and Joey has chemistry with all of them. There is chemistry between Rick Malambri and Pippa Black, but they don't have enough one on one screen time to develop it to the full potential.
The ending is great. It would be predictable except for one small surprise with great results.