A couple's wedding plans are thrown off course when the groom is diagnosed with liver cancer.A couple's wedding plans are thrown off course when the groom is diagnosed with liver cancer.A couple's wedding plans are thrown off course when the groom is diagnosed with liver cancer.
SAPPY SENTIMENTALISM DONE RIGHT...!
A soon to be released romantic melodrama of a doomed romance which still manages to be uplifting & soul stirring (& based on a true story by the by!). Starring Jessica Rothe (from the Happy Death Day films) & Harry Shum (from Glee) as a couple that meet cute during college (he works as a software writer but wants to be a chef which she sees right away & pushes him towards that goal) & soon move in together w/a healthy bevy of friends who support them. The wrinkle in the universe comes about in the form of cancer which is caught early (Shum gets a piece of his liver removed) but no sooner does the story progress, his cancer soon becomes the fatal kind spurring the couple & their orbit of friends to come together to plan & execute a wedding before the inevitable happens. Never bringing up the fact they're a mixed race couple is hopefully refreshing (they are a couple that just exists) is a major plus for a film that is entertaining (cue the musical montages) but on such auto-pilot it could be on rails w/a bevy of colorful supporting players like Molly Hagen (from Some Kind of Wonderful) as Rothe's mother, Jay Pharaoh (from SNL) as one Shum's friends, Chrissie Fit (Pitch Perfect 2 & 3) as one Rothe's friends, Ever Carradine (Robert's daughter) as Shum's boss at an eatery, Keala Settle (from The Greatest Showman) as a coffee shop employee & Mario Cantone (from Sex & the City) as a wedding organizer. Kudos to both Rothe & Shum for elevating the material & especially Rothe for acting outside her comfort bubble (coupled w/the Valley Girl remake from earlier this year) to show she has the acting chops to back up her good looks.
- Dec 3, 2020
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