A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed?
In her second one-hour Comedy Central special, taped at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine, CA, Cummings shares brutally honest insights about love and relationships, covering everything from ... See full summary »
Noah meets Avery at a Halloween party and falls in love but gets friend-zoned. 3 years later she's engaged to someone else. Noah uses the photo booth time machine several times to return and fix things. Will it work or...?
What makes a woman swipe right for Mr. Wrong and left for Mr. Right? This is a look at the real-life science behind our (often regrettable) romantic impulses. Writer-director Whitney Cummings (2 Broke Girls) stars as no-nonsense neuroscientist Julia, whose research into the biochemistry of the female brain is illustrated by three couples: newlyweds Zoe (Cecily Strong) and Greg (Blake Griffin), whose career troubles seep into their relationship; Lisa (Sofia Vergara) and Steven (Deon Cole), who are looking to spice up their stuck-in-a-rut marriage; and Lexi (Lucy Punch) who can't help trying to change her boyfriend Adam (James Marsden). Meanwhile, the straight-laced Julia's own synapses start to fire when a handsome new subject (Toby Kebbell) joins her study.
Whitney Cummings is director and main actress of this brainwork (what a movie mostly is, always). It has some comedic, some drama, some pseudo (or call it superficial if you like) science elements.
I think that average rating at IMDB is pretty much realistic. Movie is not realistic, and that's the biggest flaw. Script is what is not realistic, and direction makes it just worse in many cases. So, I would say that it targeted too high, or to use again word what came most time to my mind: they had unrealistic expectations for them self.
Older married couple was presented really poorly. That was too lifeless, of course even for tired one. Main 'romance' was everything but not romance - what means of course that those who called this rom-com are wrong - not romance, not comedy - although comedy at least worked sometimes. Our brave researcher Julia acted in that very first 'date' complete like some android programmed for stereotypical male. While male (Kevin) did everything to show that he is not acting according to stereotype. That just worked not - too unrealistic. Sure, comedy is not something what aims to be much realistic, but this just went to far. Again - lifeless.
And the ending ... it was rather like making some contract, just without lawyers and papers.
At the end couple of Lucy Punch + James Marsden appeared as best in all this.
No, not great, just least bad.
Acting overall: 6
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