If you're looking for a romantic comedy, well this movie ain't a rom-com. It's just a romantic drama, which is nice, but misleading nonetheless. The trailer mislead me to think that it's a rom-com, but instead I got this an overlong drama which I think could be better, but apparently it's just a wishful thinking.
Rafi (Uma Thurman) is a 35 years old woman who just got a divorce. She meets David (Bryan Greenberg) who is 23 years old. They fall in love, getting into a relationship and even moving in together. Lisa (Meryl Streep) is David's mother. Both of them doesn't know that Lisa is Rafi's psychiatrist.
When i watched the trailer, i thought it would be a romantic comedy. I mean, it was funny. But when I watched the movie, man... hardly funny at all. I hardly laughed. A bit dissapointed... the premise is good, though. But if they want to make a romantic movie, just say it. It doesn't have to be a misleading. Man, the lack of music also depressed me. The movie is nice, but I don't like being mislead. And I don't think it was intended to be a romantic comedy, but more a romantic drama film. In this movie, I watched their journey about relationship; how differences are matter between a couple. Religion, skin color, and age DOES matter. Love is not enough. John Lennon once said, "All you need is love." Yeah... Is not that simple. Especially in this movie, age really describe your maturity in relationship; what do people want in a relationship. Is not enough that you're just being in love. You need to fulfill your own satisfaction and working something out in order to make the relationship works.
The acting is mediocre in my opinion. Even Meryl Streep, who I think one of the best actresses in the world, seems to be mediocre. This movie fails to bring me satisfaction. I want to be entertained whenever I watched a romantic comedy. I may being contradict here; I said before that romantic comedy is predictable and such. I don't mind predictability as long it's entertaining! But this movie avoids the predictability and using a different formula, which actually not a good decision. And the characters aren't likeable much. David's family is a bit racist in my opinion; they are Jewish, and yet they hate blacks (called them the 'N' word!), hates other religions, very superficial, and among other things. Ugh, I don't feel to review this movie in a good sense. They call this a comedy? Where's the comedy? Where are the Jewish jokes? Even the tame ones? There is enough material here to keep me in stitches, but no one did anything with it. The film isn't terrifically bad – it's not an abysmal failure that will harm anyone's career. It's just a boring boring film, with pedestrian dialog, and perfunctory performances.
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