movie review

Genre: Satire, Romantic comedy

Directed by: Todd Strauss-Schulson

Star cast: Rebel Wilson as Natalie, Liam Hemsworth as Blake, Adam DeVine as Josh, Priyanka Chopra as Isabella

Source: Chiara Boni

“You can search the entire universe and never find any being more worthy of love than yourself.”


The movie starts with Natalie, the lead back in her childhood. While she watches Hollywood movies and fantasizes about it, her mom stops her and tells her that it is just a movie and life is not a fairytale. She feeds her mind with the thought that people like them don’t experience happy endings and her main point is about their physical appearance.

25 years later, Natalie is an architect but is extra invisible in her workplace. People order her to throw their leftovers and get them coffee. The idea of her not meeting the typical body type and appearance of a socially loved girl sticks to her.

She being totally against Rom-Coms, tells her assistant to stop watching them as they are made up of just lies and pop songs. Her assistant advices her to start being more open to people. Just as Natalie starts being kind and open to people, she gets mugged and in the chaos gets her head hit straight into a pillar.

Anddd..Poof! Everything changes to be more beautiful than ever. Natalie gets totally confused and tries to get help by explaining her experience to her co-worker Josh. Every guy she meets is nice to her and she doesn’t understand why until she realizes that she is trapped in a romantic comedy.

Natalie thinks that the only way she can get out is by making a man fall in love with her and takes help of her gay neighbor. She tries hard but the things just get more confusing.


I feel that the idea presented by the movie is a much needed one. It shows how the society has created ideal measures for everything by the means of romantic comedies. I think it is worth a watch.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

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