“Isn’t It Romantic” has been a great romantic movie during Valentine’s Day. However, global fans of Rebel Wilson and other main characters: Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, and Priyanka Chopra had to wait for more almost half a month in order to see the film.
Fortunately, streaming platform Netflix made the movie available in their site for its subscribers who were not able to catch the movie last February 13.
And as the movie becomes more available for people all around the world, movie reviews started to appear from review sites. “Isn’t It Romantic” movie reception are generally positive, with some reviewers even surprised that the movie is way better than someone would expect.
A review from Wenlei Ma of News.com.au described it as a satirical and entertaining movie, even for those who don’t like romantic comedies such as the main character, Natalie. Although a lot of people doesn’t like how the movie does the things that it is trying to satirize, the overall feel of the movie is light and keeps on entertaining its viewers. The comedy aspect has been properly portrayed, with Rebel Wilson executing most of the punch line in the film. The movie is described as guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone who watches it.
Viewers also noted that even though the film failed to avoid the romantic comedy tropes that it tried to satirize, it succeeded in poking fun out of the cliches existing in the whole genre itself. Cliches such as rich man to die for, a flamboyant ay friend, a kiss in the rain, and other elements of rom-com are featured with a satiric bite that also serves to add the light-hearted humor of the film. Read more: Pitch Perfect for Rebel Wilson | VanityFair and Isn’t it Romantic Trailer | Glamour
Although the characters are written with lack of shade, its actors executed their roles perfectly. This is especially true for Rebel Wilson, who managed to take her character to the next level. Playing as Natalie, the awkward character who is not fond of romantic movies, Wilson managed to catch that awkwardness and made it a part of her character’s charm. Wilson also managed to showcase her talent in both acting and performing during her duel with Priyanka Chopra.
In terms of sales, the movie had seen success during its first day, gathering $1.8 million during its first day and $4.4 million during the Valentines Day, which makes it one of the most viewed movie during the season of the hearts. It ranked third at the box office during its first week. Overall, the movie managed to bag $35 million in total domestic sales. This is not a bad number for a romantic comedy movie, which has been very rare in the past few years. CinemaScore rated the movie as “B” while PostTrak reviewers gave it a 50% “definite” recommendation.
Rebel Williams will also appear on other movies this year. She has three other movies: “The Hustle” where she will portray Lonnie, “Jojo Rabbit” where she will portray Fraulein Rahm, and “Cats” where she will portray Jennyanydots. She is also slated to perform as Maureen Folan in the theatrical version of “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” which she will do from November to December this year.
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