I Love You Too (2009)
Average Rating: 5.4/10
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Average Rating: 3.2/5
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It's a hodgepodge of tropes, but the charm, innocence and genuine sentiment of Helliar's words are irrefutable ... I can imagine Helliar one day delivering a genuinely great screenplay -- one that perhaps is just a bit tighter, funnier and braver.
For the most part I Love You Too is an Australian romantic comedy that's both romantic and funny. Which is a lot more than you might have expected.
Despite the good naturedness that goes with it, the result is pretty tired.
On the odd occasion I Love You Too is shaken out of its so-so slumber, it's usually at the urging of diminutive American actor Peter Dinklage.
If Australians are wanting to know how to make romantic comedies, then this is in object lesson in how not to
It's all a little too much, and it takes itself a little too seriously for what should have been a cheerful, hopefully witty, date movie.
The pieces are all there for I Love You Too to be a good romantic comedy but good genre filmmaking is about working within the restraint of the genre without everything feeling tired, familiar and average.
First-time feature director Daina Reid comes from an impressive career in television and does a fine job here.
There's not much here that makes a lot of sense. It's the kind of picture where stuff happens, not out of some internal logic due to the rules of cause and effect, but because it has to, or else the movie would just drop dead.
I Love You Too is a truly Australian rom-com, treating mating and mateship with equal measures of reverence and ridicule.
On the surface, it looks like a rom-com, but it's actually considerably more. It may be about love, but it also examines other types of bonds -- those between siblings, best mates and odd-couple friends.
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