Isn't It Romantic ★★★½

Vanessa Carlton still be gettin' them checks!

I mean, the karaoke sequence where Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine, and Priyanka Chopra pull off a full-on choreographed sequence to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” is more than enough and all I could have ever hoped for from this movie; it's both a perfect parody of a rom-com musical number and a great musical number in and of itself. But then! But then...Isn't It Romantic marches on and continues to deliver a solid balance of cheap and earned laughs, some authentic emotional ties with the lessons its characters learn, and another musical number that is maybe not as memorable, but equally as fun. If for nothing else other than the chance to watch the rhythm-less Liam Hemsworth and Devine try and manage basic choreography.

In other words, this movie is...quite beguiling.