Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
June Diane Raphael
In the scene where Penny (Rebel Wilson) first meets Josephine (Anne Hathaway) on a train heading for southern France, Josephine is reading the novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon. Alex Sharp, who co-stars in the film, made his Broadway and acting debut in the play that was the basis for that novel. See more »
Lips Are Movin'
Performed by Meghan Trainor
Written by Meghan Trainor & Kevin Kadish
Courtesy of Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Licensed by Sony Music UK Entertainment Ltd. See more »
It lacked oomph. We need so much now when the movies are of such high quality.
The acting was not the issue rather the script they had to work with. There were only a couple of belly laughs, and others that were funny but not hilarious.
The setting was fine as well. Some nice views were on show.
With comedies they have the opportunity to be ridiculous and far fetched with some superb lines thrown in for effect and to give good actors a chance to shine. A few twists and turns that you cannot see coming also helps. The actors were let down I think.
The storyline needed to be more complex. The very best comedies are multi layered and clever. This one lacked all that unfortunately.
There was little tugging of the heart strings as well. That can be omitted for a comedy but it helps as well.
In depth characterisation was not there either. I did not connect much to any of them.
There were a few surprises but I had guessed them or saw them coming.
Maybe keep it for a TV movie later on. It is not in the realm of the fine comedies!
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