Category: Rom-Com

“Banana Split”

7.1

There’s a dick joke in there somewhere… because his banana is split between two girls… get it? Boom goes the dynamite. In the meantime, back to the review!

Relationships are messy. So is this movie. Basically a love triangle, similar to “the other woman,” but instead of seeking revenge, one of the women is trying to get rid of the other and win back her ex? All the while Zack or Cody (not sure which one) is living a pretty suite life, as 2 gorgeous ladies fight over him while trying to be friends and get revenge on him… I think. And the redheaded best friend gets the short end of every stick. And a black eye to cap off a string of bad luck. The little sister steals the show by throwing some stupendous shade at the dinner table.

Your fairly typical “summer after senior year coming of age story.” Some solid laughs and some strong heart. Also, made me really want a banana split.

“Hooking Up”

7.8

Definitely rated R. Not for family streaming during quarantine. However, if you’re looking for a pleasant twist on the modern rom-com, with 2 people learning from each other, friendship, struggle, addiction, intimacy, and hooking up… then have I got the movie for you! Plus, Brittany Snow… *heart eyes*

This road trip between complete strangers really goes the distance, and explores the depths of intimacy and the deeper meanings behind our relationships with one another, be it platonic or romantic. The two leads play off each other extremely well and have the perfect chemistry as polar opposites that of course attract in the end. Strap-in, get ready for an interesting ride. Again, probably without kids around.

“Geek Charming”

7.2

Cheesy – Check

Romantical – Check

Happy Ending – Check

Yep… this one’s got every ingredient for a solid Disney Chanel original movie. An adorable love story, with some good chuckles along the way. Coincidently, also the reason I got into watching “Modern Family.” Making my way through the nostalgia of the Disney+ library this week.

“Just Friends”

7.7

How does Ryan Reynolds do it? He plays virtually the same character in every movie… and it always works!?! Any-who… this Christmas-time tale of wisdom regarding the dreaded “friend zone” will forever live on in infamy. Not only for its cinematic genius within the genre, but for its relatability and wisdom. A definite classic.

“The Holiday”

8.9

Nancy Meyers at the height of her powers… this one cranks the cheesiness up to 11 and doesn’t let up the entire runtime! Jude Law is flawlessly charming, Jack Black gives him a run for his money in this whimsical tale of romance starring across from two of Hollywood’s most beautiful and charming leading ladies, Late Winslet and Cameron Diaz. The subtle nod to the golden age of Hollywood and the intertwining of trailer cuts with the incomparable Don LaFontaine is cinematic perfection! The cherry on top of this over the top sweet film… one of the most underrated of Hans Zimmer’s scores delicately soaring through the story. Highly recommend as a holiday away from the slow movie release week.