Love Hard

Love Hard ★★★

Even with good, independent pieces that could produce a stunning romantic comedy, Love Hard is quite hard to love. First and foremost, the catfishing aspect was subtly romanticized. Here, the perpetrator was embarassed, yes, but the severity of his fraudulence was just shrugged off. He got away with the lie and even found himself a stunning girlfriend in the end. Damn, what morals does this send? Nina Dobrev also has zero chemistry with Jimmy Yang!

As mentioned, Love Hard has winning moments - good set designing, quick pacing, clear characterization, fine acting from Dobrev (thank heavens she's done playing a high schooler), Harry Shum Jr. being delectable as ever, and that cute version of Baby It's Cold Outside.

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