Isn't It Romantic (2019)

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Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids) is a New York architect trapped in a PG rom-com in this fantasy comedy co-starring Liam Hemsworth and Priyanka Chopra.

After thwarting a mugger at a New York City subway station only to be knocked out while fleeing, Aussie transplant Natalie (Wilson) wakes up to find her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare - a romantic comedy - and she is the leading lady.

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Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

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Rolling Stone

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Comic tornado Rebel Wilson lifts up this meta-take on romantic comedies and makes it your best bet for a Valentine's date at the movies. Too bad about the sucker punch of a happy ending.

Vulture

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It's the Inception of rom-coms. Sort of.

Los Angeles Times

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"Isn't It Romantic" walks the line between subversive and sendup. It gleefully makes fun of the well-known tropes of romantic comedies, while also satisfying our desire to delight in said tropes.

New York Times

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"Isn't It Romantic" is designed to leave viewers feeling lightheaded and forgetful. That dizzy sensation could be love - or a mild head injury.

Hollywood Reporter

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Despite all that's disappointingly familiar about Natalie's fairy tale, there's a real person at its centre.

The Guardian

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Wilson is a mostly engaging lead and while she's not a natural with some of the later stage sentiment, her offhand line delivery elevates a number of throwaway jabs and she's well-suited to physical comedy.

Variety (USA)

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It's way more fun rooting for Rebel than it is pretending to care whether Katherine Heigl will get the guy.

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Damn, this film really goes all out to make fun of Rom-coms. It's funny, entertaining and is fully aware of its silliness. Some moments feel a bit forced in terms of landing jokes but other than that it was a great time.

Yes, it can be really dumb at times but it's self-aware so does it really matter?

Also Rebel Wilson really amps up the comedic factor in this film.