10 August 2020 | Jackbv123
It's in the banter
This movie is all about the banter back and forth between Alison Sweeney and Jonathan Scarfe. In this movie, the adversarial banter goes on longer than in a lot of movies of this type.
Both characters have very tough exteriors which are difficult to like. And it's a little more than just being tough on the outside. Both are stubborn advocates for their own gender and both exhibit some of those gender mid twentieth century stereotypes. There's a nice touch there in that each also one has at least one major characteristic opposite to those stereotypes.
Nick's softer side starts showing up before Sonia's, but they both have one. Nick also starts to show that inside he respects the opposite sex more than his reputation allows.
The story follows a predictable pattern with some well used plot devices like the misunderstood overheard conversation. But the strength of this movie isn't the story. It's in the relationships and the chemistry between the two leads.