Isn't It Romantic | Chicago Reader

Isn't It Romantic

In this anti-romantic comedy that traffics in the genre’s cliches, a cynical architect (Rebel Wilson) bonks her head and wakes up in an unrealistic rom-com version of her life. Grimy New York suddenly teems with flowers and cupcake shops, her cramped apartment transforms into a luxe suite, and hunky men fall over themselves to woo her, including an Australian billionaire (Liam Hemsworth) with a fondness for the word “beguiling.” Though the movie’s tropes have been written about or spoofed before in funnier films like They Came Together, this breezy take from cowriters Erin Cardillo, Dana Fox, and Katie Silberman—among them, credits include How to Be Single and Set It Up—has heart and a clever resolution. Adam Devine as the protagonist's best friend, Priyanka Chopra as her romantic rival, and Betty Gilpin as her assistant round out a strong supporting cast.

Credits

Director:

  • Todd Strauss-Schulson

Cast:

  • Rebel Wilson

Writers:

  • Dana Fox
  • Erin Cardillo
  • Katie Silberman

Producers:

  • Aaron L. Gilbert
  • Gina Matthews
  • Grant Scharbo
  • Jason Cloth
  • Marty P. Ewing
  • Rebel Wilson
  • Todd Garner

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