A: Dating sucks, and the long term relationships that it leads to are even worse.
Q: Who’s in the movie?
A: Ginnifer Goodwin, Justin Long, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Kevin Connolly, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Connelly, Busy Philipps, Drew Barrymore, Sasha Alexander, Brooke Bloom, Hedy Burress, Wilson Cruz, Kris Kristofferson
Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?
A: Proceed with Caution. This movie is cute in exactly the way you'd expect it to be, but it's not particularly romantic. Probably because it attempts to uncover the realities of dating, rather than rehash the usual romantic movie fantasies that we all know and love, which ultimately, are the culprits in creating our misguided dreams of fairy-tale romance. You know, the ones that lead us to being constantly disappointed in real life.
Q: Will this movie make me laugh?
A: It's got enough laughs to not be a disgrace to its genre, like some of the movies that call themselves romantic-"Comedies."
Q: Will this movie make me cry?
A: It could be a bit of an embarrassment to its genre, after all. It is supposed to be a "Romantic"-comedy.
Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?
A: Best Film based on a book that's based on an episode of a TV show. The competition was nobody.
Q: How is the Acting?
A: Of the entire ensemble, nobody really stands out or stretches outside of their comfort zone. But Ginnifer Goodwin, the least famous of the bunch, is actually the star of the film both in screen time and in her ability to be complex, quirky, and interesting.
Q: How is the Directing?
A: Interchangeable, inoffensive and unremarkable. The simple shots and standard coverage will play very well on the small screen. Which is a very good thing, since this film will likely do most of its business on DVD.
Q: How is the story/script?
A: Ensemble movies are tough, but the writers do succeed at keeping all the stories compelling and interconnected-- in some cases a little too conveniently. The tone is consistently light-hearted, even when certain people's words (the men's) are harsh. And even some of the saddest moments get laughs. But when you're trying to expose the realities of dating, happy endings are both hard to come by and hard to buy.
Q: Is there anything else worth mentioning about the movie?
A: If they were going to have an all white cast, why did they place the movie in Baltimore, Maryland, which is 80% Black? They really could have told this story anywhere... Or cast a few Black people. Take your pick.
Q: Where can I see the trailer?
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