The romantic-comedy is a genre normally aimed purely at women but there are still examples out there that can be…
Three relationships. Three disasters. One last chance.
When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Quite sweet. It's the rare romantic comedy that breaks the formula. Sure, there's a precocious child, and some plot contrivances, but all said and done it's not a stupid movie. It gets that life is complicated and that there's not one person for everyone, as each of the three leading ladies are charming and flawed, as is Ryan Reynolds in a rare charismatic performance. Plus, with all the stuff about his character working for the Clinton campaign, it's kind of hard to see this appealing to teenage girls; as far as I'm concerned, that's an enormous compliment.
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Film 187 out of 700
Normally I'm not a fan of chick flicks but recently I'm beginning to question what is wrong with me. I'm recommending films likes "Love Actually", "About Time" and "When Harry Met Sally". (I may have skewed my sample cause those are all outstanding films) So maybe I do like those date night movies after all.
This one is seems to be like a cinematic version of "How I Met Your Mother" at times, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. You get the story being told by Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) to his daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin). You meet the people…
- The main character works in a big city, trying to make it big but initially stuck in a depressing job
- An annoying child performance
- One of the characters is called Summer
- He doesn't end up with her
This sounds an awful lot like a very popular rom-com of the following year, except without an asshole as a protagonist, an obnoxious love interest and the vomit-inducingly quirky storytelling of the oh-so self-aware (500) Days of Kooky Deschanel. Whilst I'm not entirely convinced by Ryan Reynolds (although it may well be his best performance), as well as the outcome of it all being fairly predictable, I was pleasantly surprised to see a sincere and well-meaning romance that also manages to be funny at times. It's not great, nor even particularly good, but the distinct lack of The Smiths made me warm to it ever-so-slightly.
Thanks to a good script, a good direction from Adam Brooks, and a great performance from the entire cast (Ryan Reynolds was suprisingly good in his role and far different from his other action or comedy flicks and truely carries the movie) this movie is definitely the best romantic film of the year. The interaction between Will (Ryan Reynolds) and his daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin) is very believable and sweet. The premise is also interesting as Will tells Maya his romantic history and makes her guess which one is her mother by changing the names of the three woman he cared for during his life (which makes things far much more interesting for the audience). The three woman are Emily…
I liked the penguins, though.
And Elizabeth Banks.
Nothing special here, but a nice spin on the usual predictable rom-com, held together by Reynolds' enduring likeability. Sure the happiness of the ending is predictable, yet the framework (a divorcing dad without direction in romance or life shares his history with his precocious kid) is not - it's not simply a cute mystery, but it shows that the ups and downs of life and love don't usually fit into fairytale format. Some weak/slow spots, but I loved the "Jane Eye" device, and this eternal question: "What's the boy word for slut?"
This the film version of "How i met your mother" and guess what, HIMYM is my favorite series of all, so there was no way i couldn't like this beautiful and surprisingly realistic movie. I don't know why i hadn't seen it before.
A Rom Com with a twist. I can't remember what the twist was, but I liked it at the time.
Sometimes, there is no rhyme or reason as to why someone likes a certain movie. Leave me and my decisions be
Harmless, but forgettable, rom-drama.
or How I Met Your Mother in under 2 hours instead of 9 years (only to leave most of you disappointed).
Yeah it really is kind of the movie version of HIMYM where Ryan Reynolds tells his daughter Abigail Breslin the story of 3 women one of them her mother, it's all likable and all that.
I'm not a big fan of Ryan Reynolds. He's OK, but that's it. The ladies in this film were much more interesting with the exception of Emily (Elizabeth Banks). I liked the story but not the way it was told. I didn't get the bit how the mother was revealed and felt stupid.
It had a nice vibe but it didn't end the way I thought it would.
this is the ultimate romantic comedy list . . . for better or for worse. i got the list from…