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Everything about this just screams feel-good, from the stylistic art to the colourful visuals to the ridiculous story. Sure, the plot might be a little shallow and unbalanced (Joaquin was dealt a bad hand right off the bat; some hypocrisy did not escape me; a few issues were tied up too quickly), but the characters are charming (Maria in particular is imbued with sass from Zoe Saldana) and honestly, this could be a perfect pick-me-up or heck, just an adorable film to watch whenever. Besides, was it ever any question that the girl would go for the sweet-hearted musician?
Cute, and with an intriguing, albeit fanciful premise that is commonly brought up. The ending was ridiculously bittersweet, and on one hand, it's certainly more realistic (the irony!); it was also unexpected, because I had expected it to take the sweeter route of "screw it, a plastic watch can't dictate love" - an idea I originally had not favoured, considering the very premise went against it (although, hey, 2% failure rate), but as the movie went on, I found myself hoping for that outcome more and more. There's an unexpected disappointment, and whilst the end is suitably poignant, it feels just a little shoe-horned in.
Marginally better than the book; this is one of the only times I've actually hoped the film would deviate from the source. Even the charming, attractive Collins and Claflin are unable to rescue this silly romcom.
Admittedly, The Interview incited quite a few laughs out of me - but mostly due to its baffling humour (the LoTR references, whilst always appreciated, were misplaced and heavy handed) and blatant ridiculousness. If I didn't try to critique it, it would've received a higher rating. I haven't watched This Is The End yet, but I imagine it would be much like this one - and that's okay. The Interview makes a half-hearted attempt at dealing with political and social issues, but otherwise doesn't take itself seriously ... which is fine, but regardless, this is a relatively inoffensive, predictable title.