Isn't It Romantic
Isn't It Romantic
- 1h 28m
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New York City architect Natalie (Rebel Wilson) works hard to get noticed at her job, but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city's next skyscraper. And if things weren't bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare -- a romantic comedy -- and she is the leading lady.
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Common Sense Says
Laughs, thoughtful messages in charming romcom satire.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Isn't It Romantic satirizes romantic comedies, following a woman named Natalie (Rebel Wilson) who gets trapped in a romcom world after suffering a head injury. The content is largely appropriate for teens. Violence is confined to cartoonish interludes in which Nat is struck by a car and hit in the head, both of which are played for laughs. Though Nat is interested in sex and talks about it, all she can do with her suitors is kiss -- after which the camera cuts repeatedly to a morning-after scene with her love interest (Liam Hemsworth) shirtless in a towel. Nat estimates a man's penis size as "pepper grinder" (the kind the waiter has to bring out to you). Characters drink in bars; Nat downs two shots of liquor to get courage to sing karaoke. Characters say "s--t" and "bitch," but all except one instance of "f--k" are drowned out by noise, comically. Stereotyped characters (competitive women, shallow men, a flamboyant gay man) are used to make points about clichéd characterizations in other movies. Mocking the romcom genre's conventions will make viewers consider what such movies tend to say about women and romance and may spark conversations about the way women are depicted. Themes of courage and self-control are also clear.
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- Release Date:February 13, 2019
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
If purchased in:4K
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