By no means a bad movie. Yes it's cliche and utterly predictable, but there is enough charm and humour here to make this movie a fairly enjoyable experience. The screenplay's nothing special at all, but Bullock and Reynolds have a good chemistry and generally good comic timing, meaning between the two of them they make this worth watching...just about.
A pretty decent movie. Bullock and Reynolds have some great chemistry, and the humour is quite funny, yet, it is as predictable as any other romantic comedy to come out in the past..... 60 years or so.
The main shortcoming here was that in a movie playing up the cosmopolitan life of NY vs rural charm of AK, I never felt sold on either. I was also expecting more out of Reynolds, who has natural comic timing. Then again, most of the humor in the move was of the cringe inducing variety, which seems more Ben Stiller's ballpark than Reynold's. Ultimately there is no real conflict driving the story, which cuts off the comedic tension and the taming of the shrew antics hinted at in the trailer.
Ryan Reynolds makes decent Romcoms (granted there is tons of formula here and nothing new). Bullock is in her niche. Nice role reversal, only the second movie I have seen where Malin Ackerman does NOT show us some boob. Betty White is funny, Coach is in it. This is not great or genre shattering, its an amusing sunday afternoon movie. The credits were funny, though the end was EH.
I laughed a few times but whatever enjoyment was derived from this was ruined in the last 30 minutes. Some of the most painful stuff you can watch can be found in the third act of this film. The speech at the end is particularly horrible and the 2 leads have no chemistry at all. There is literally no reason why they should've wanted to get together at the end. Steenburgen has the easiest life on the planet as she once again plays "lovable mom."
Fletcher%u2019s contemporary romantic comedy has a premise no more ridiculous than something that might once have featured Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray. The rotelike working-out of the premise appears heedless of the ridiculousness and therefore increasingly ridiculous, heedless in particular of the age difference between Bullock and Reynolds, obvious to the naked eye. The two stars nonetheless display a polished smoothness if something less than a Golden Age luster.
This is quite possibly one of the most formulaic romantic comedies I've ever seen. Incredibly predictable and just like any other generic Hollywood rom-com you've seen in the last 20 years. It truly is a shame considering how they had a pretty decent cast that they didn't push the boundaries of what we expect in a chick flick whatsoever. You'll get a few chuckles but not much more.
Out of all the Ryan Reynolds movies I have seen (not many)this was his least annoying performance. He has ruined the Rob Base and DJ EzRock song for me for the rest of my life, but besides that he acted like a normal human which is a plus. I was saddened that Betty White didn't get a bigger role in this because I was hoping that she would steal the show and make me giggle. Overall it is your normal date movie, with a so-so storyline, and a predictable ending (called by my date).