As a movie that is a romantic-comedy, with socio-political commentaries, plus a mismatched couple premise, I found this to be perfectly fun and a crowd pleaser.
We all know Charlize Theron is a great actress, and it’s no exception here, but it’s always nice to see her do comedy.
Seth Rogen is…… Seth Rogen. He does what he does best.
The chemistry between Theron and Rogen here is solid, and the two of them are what makes this movie work as well as it does.
Rooting for this odd-pairing of a couple is what got me super invested with this movie.
It also has a good supporting cast, from June Diane Raphael, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Alexander Skarsgård, to Andy Serkis (who I didn’t even recognize!).
Boy II Men makes a fun cameo appearance.
Plus the movie soundtrack is also really good. My kind of jams.
The humor in this is definitely a lot of fun, and there were in fact several scenes when I actually laughed-out-loud.
Has just the right amount of comedic crudeness and steamy stuff.
I liked the thematic messaging of this story as well, which even includes some lessons that I was pleasantly surprised to see in this movie.
The thematic messaging isn’t to everyone’s liking, and it does hit you over the head multiple times with no subtlety.
There are several unbelievable plot points that might make or break this movie for you.
Story is generally predictable, and follows very familiar plot tropes.
Certain characters are as cliche as it gets.
Like with many comedies, there’s that particular lull in the story where things get really serious. While not completely saying it’s a negative by itself, I kinda wanted to just have a laugh all the way through until the end.
Spoilers for “Captain America : Winter Soldier” and Game Of Thrones - Season 7 episode 6, are found in this movie.
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