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.
New Years Resolution See 700 Films in 2014 (At Least 400 Must Be New)
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.
how i met your mother movie edition.
This film received a lot of praise for being a realistic rom-com. People are sensible. There is no obvious good and bad love interests. People actually have jobs. Divorce is permanent. Love is about timing. The story is that of William Hayes, related by him to his precocious daughter Maya. William moved to NY in the 90's to work on political campaigns, and meets 3 women who flit in and out of his life. To be clear, he doesn't really date any of these women at the same time, and they are not in competition with one another. There is Emily, Will's high school sweetheart. April, a quirky girl who works with Will apathetically on a political campaign and becomes…
Again lots of fun for a chick flick Friday night date movie.
Ranked 5234 out of 6190 movies on my Flickchart.
Andrea time, on a lazy Sunday afternoon, so what better than a slow burner of a rom-com. 'Definitely, Maybe' is solid for what it is, if not being revolutionary.
With making the plot of 'How I met your Mother' fit into a film, you have the better parts of a failed sitcom. The lead role of Reynolds is solid, if lacking in a bit of charisma. The romantic leads are all solid in their roles, but Banks as usual, slips behind in being too familiarly generic.
Fisher is extremely cute, and Breslin gives a solid foil for Reynolds story. Not bad for a lazy afternoon.
Not quite your typical rom-com, not just because it (ironically) has more heart, but because it's about a man looking back at the important relationships that lead to his marriage & daughter.
I also liked that the women where better written than in a great many films: they're pretty well-rounded - they've got characteristics you hate, but they all also have redeeming qualities as well
How I Met Your Mother before How I Met Your Mother. A cute concept, some funny moments. Meh in general.
Such a silly movie. I really like it.
It was fun to watch but not something that you'll think about much after seeing it
this is the ultimate romantic comedy list . . . for better or for worse. i got the list from…