Isn’t It Romantic? is a comedy to love


Heather Vaughan, Staff Writer

The new romantic comedy, Isn’t It Romantic, was released on February 13, the day before Valentine’s Day, starring Rebel Wilson.

The movie is about Natalie (Rebel Wilson), an Australian architect living in New York who grew up watching romantic comedies, but grew to loathe these kinds of movies ever since her mother (Jennifer Saunders) caused her to see them with a negative outlook.

Natalie works in an office with her best friend Josh (Adam DeVine) and her assistant Whitney (Betty Gilpin). Whitney really likes watching romantic comedies in the office, and one day Natalie goes on a long tirade about how unrealistic they are. That day Natalie gets mugged in the subway on her way home and gets knocked unconscious. When she wakes up, she is in the surreal, glamorized world of a romantic comedy.

In this perfect world, Natalie’s small apartment is upgraded to a large modern studio, she has her dream job in an office where everyone respects her, Whitney is now her enemy, and company client Blake (Liam Hemsworth) notices Natalie and takes a liking to her. Now she must find true love to get back to her own world.

This movie, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, is a great mix of poking fun at the idealistic world of rom-coms and still upholding the message of true love portrayed in traditional romantic comedies. I thought this movie was funny, uplifting, and conveyed an important theme about loving yourself and loving others. In addition, I think that Rebel Wilson did a phenomenal job playing Natalie, and she was very funny.

I really enjoyed seeing how much the main character grew throughout the movie. In the beginning, she was very close-minded and she let other people push her around, but by the end of the movie she found her true self and learned the importance of loving yourself before you can love others.

The first person she opened up to was Blake when he asked her on a date. At first, she was skeptical about why he liked her, but eventually, she let him in and showed him her true self. In addition, she showed confidence in her office. When she went back to reality, she didn’t let people push her around, and she stuck up for herself. She shared her plan for a parking garage with Blake, which she had been too scared to do before.

In conclusion, I thought this was a very good movie with a strong, clear plot and a positive message. My only criticism is that I think that the idea of self-love could have gone into more depth. Despite this, I really enjoyed seeing this movie, and I thought that Wilson was the perfect actress to play this role. She was funny, believable and entertaining to watch.