Hooking Up (2020)

“Look’s like you just bought that on Craig’s List.” – Bailey

“I did!” – Darla

“Like a while ago. Like when Craig’s List first just started.” – Bailey

“Yea! This is Craig’s car.” – Darla

Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 Jun 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A sex columnist and a man suffering from cancer go on a road trip and must try and deal with issues that are keeping them both unsatisfied in life.

My Take on it – This is a film that I knew very little about before watching it and was surprised that this wasn’t just a silly superficial sex comedy like it seems on the outside.

The story does a great job of mixing together some very funny scenes with some poignant one that help tell a very moving and important message about life.

The overall plot seems to be a bit absurd at first, but once the characters allow us to see deeper levels of their nature, the story is able to draw the viewer in because it’s ultimately a story about human nature and how we all must find ways to deal with obstacles in life both by ourselves and with close friends.

Brittany Snow and Sam Richardson are both superb in this film and they have amazing chemistry together.

This helps make their interactions during their road trip seem so much more plausible and fun at the same time.

This film does have some very raunchy aspects to the story but they actually help set the tone for this completely crazy idea that ends up finding a way to stay sane and enjoyable throughout because it works so well.

The story also has some great moments that are quite poignant and tender and allow us to see how love and friendship can help people in some of their darkest moments of despair.

This helps elevate the superficial aspects of the story since they help these characters reach higher levels.

The story works on numerous levels and allows us to see that it isn”t just a sex comedy, but something deeper that is able to play out really well especially because it is filled with so much heart along the journey that these characters take.

Bottom Line – Hilariously fun film that uses its laughs in order to actually tell a moving and important message. The premise itself seems quite absurd yet it manage to work so well in drawing the viewer in to this story about human nature and trying to find your way in life despite obvious obstacles along the way. Snow and Richardson are perfectly cast in these roles and two characters who seem so very different end up quickly having great chemistry in all that they say and do along their road trip. There are some raunchy aspects of the script, but they help to set up the tone for this outrageous idea that somehow ends up working so well along the way. The movie also has some very tender and poignant moments that show what true love and friendship can really be about and that helps elevate things beyond the superficial aspects of the story.  the story plays out in a nice way that works on numerous levels and allows us to see that this isn’t merely another sex comedy, but something with much more heart along the way. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – While filming Hooking Up in Dallas, Brittany Snow filmed her call back audition for the TV show Almost Family at Role Videos Acting Studio with coach Jack Watkins. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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