“Success is a myth. Love’s the only true currency. After all this is done, all that really matters is how and who you loved. ” – Birdie
Number of Times Seen – 2 (24 Nov 2013 and 9 Nov 2015)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – A writer falls in love with a free spirited girl and begins to have problems when he realuzes that he has told her too many lies about himself in order to get her to like him.
My Take on it – Certain movies grab our interest despite not being able to properly articulate why we enjoy them so much.
I’ve seen a lot of romantic comedies in my time and most are usually pretty formulaic; boy meets girl, they like each other, trust is broken, they get back together and live happily ever after.
I think that one of the things that especially draws me to these characters is the way that they were written so diversely different from one another, yet they still want to be together because opposites truly do attract.
The plot was written with the perfect balance between comedy, drama and romance which gives us a more well rounded view of these characters and their lives.
The two leads played by Evan Rachel Wood and Justin Long have amazingly energetic chemistry together which also helps in the believability of this film.
The prop store scene is so much fun I wish I could also go to one someday.
I wish there were more movies made with this kind of charm and energy.
Bottom Line – I can’t explain why but I really enjoy watching this movie. I love how the characters are so different but still manage to connect. Has the perfect balance between seriousness, comedy and romance. Wood and Long have great chemistry together. Highly recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Peter Billingsley’s character (Scott) wears some familiar black rimmed glasses. Where Billingsley as a child star played Ralphie from “A Christmas Story”. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)
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Thanks for reviewing this. I may have to check this one out…
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It was originally part of my top ten for 2013 and then it just missed the cut. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it
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