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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.
Far from perfect but you have to start somewhere
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.
Comedian Peter Helliar's story of this Aussie romantic-comedy film makes quite refreshing and great funny.
The cast is uniformly good. Brendan Cowell and Helliar seem to be playing brash versions of themselves, but import Peter Dinklage is fabulous as grieving Charlie. Megan Gale is also fine in the role of Italian supermodel Francesca Moretti. This may not be too much of a stretch for the model-turned-thespian, but her scenes with Dinklage inject heart which is lacking from much of the rest of the film. The statuesque model meeting with her diminutive admirer is genuinely touching, and their final moments together are beautifully judged.
Even though he doesn't seem to realise it, adding to the rich tapestry of Jim's life are those close to him, such as his boss (Steve Bisley) and put-upon sister and landlord, Marie (Bridie Carter).
The film has a few genuine laugh-out-loud moments and, despite a few misgivings you may have for Jim and company, you can't help but cheer for everyone involved by the end credits. While steeped in rom-com cliché, the finale is as poignant as they come.
Turned this off the other day, decided after all to give it one more go before it goes back to Blockbuster.
My initial impression stands, it is not the best. I like Brendan Cowell, but I don't think he can really pull off romantic male lead, maybe has a little more substance to him. The guy who played his best friend was just painful - the character, anyhow. This blokey Australian thing just really doesn't do it for me. Maybe because I live here.
Story is pretty slight. I have rated it a little higher than it deserves as Australia doesn't produce a lot of rom coms, so extra star for trying, and the cast do their best with not a lot.
Seemingly good natured and charming, "I Love You Too" is a romantic comedy examining the concept of relationships between men, women, and friend.
I do not know what is the mix up with the OngBak2 movie, but I'll write my review for the Australian I Love You Too, a romantic comedy which has a lot of laughter which is from the clishe sub-category! If this wasn't Australian movie I do not think that I would give more then 40%... but, it is and I appreciate the hard work and obstacles the Australian cinematography has to go through... If you do not expect too much - enjoy the movie! :-)
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