Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. Based on the Spanish-language film.
Director Todd Strauss-Schulson was strongly critical of the idea of a person becoming complete when they find a partner, as is often portrayed in romantic comedies. "You are already complete, and always have been." See more »
Isn't it great to finally have a romantic comedy at the theaters? This one is darling!
Natalie (Rebel Wilson) is a minor architect at a NYC firm, where she mostly designs parking garages for other projects. As such, she lives in an average apartment, with average clothes and no boyfriend on the horizon. What she can't see is that Josh (Adam Devine), a co-worker, actually has a crush on her. Likewise, fellow employees often give her tasks they would rather not do, like throwing away their own takeout cartons! Yet, Natalie tries to please. One day, after a creep attempts to mug her as she exits the subway, Natalie gets a severe bump on the head and ends up in the hospital. When she regains consciousness, the world is changed. Everything looks like a fairytale romantic comedy and she even has a version of Julia Roberts dress and hat from Pretty Woman. Stores are lit up with girlie colors and her own apartment has been redone to look like heaven. In addition, a rich client, Blake (Liam Hemsworth) comes on strong to take her out. Whoa, this is one crazy parallel universe. What's worse, a beautiful yoga ambassador (Priyanka Chopra) develops a "thing" for Josh. Is this new world a good thing after all, when Nat sees her best pal Josh drifting away? What a joy to find a romantic comedy at the theaters and one which makes laughter an essential ingredient. Wilson is adorable and funny while the rest of the cast is charming, too. Add on fabulous sets, fine costumes, a terrific script and a lively direction and the result is titanic fun.
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