Starring Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine, Priyanka Chopra, Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Saunders, Betty Gilpin
Decent. Conventional. Disappointing.
Natalie (Wilson) has been taught since an early age that Hollywood romance was for model-thin beauties. “Romantic comedies are fairy tales,” says her mother. After a blow to the head, Natalie wakes up in an alternate New York (the New York shown in rom-coms) where everything and everyone is beautiful. Her life’s a romantic comedy! Despite a clever premise and an unconventional lead, Isn’t It Romantic plays it safe for the most part. It’s likable enough and vibrant and goes down smooth. It’s never laugh-out-loud funny, however, and not very memorable once it’s over.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-