Isn’t It Romantic? makes sure to hit all the romantic comedy cliches in an entertaining way complete with not one but two song-and-dance numbers. You can now bring home the film on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital!
Being trapped in a romantic comedy is sure to be anybody’s worst fear. You know that the person you fall in love with is always going to be your best friend. It’s never going to be the deliciously attractive hunk of guy. I wrote down early on in my notes who I thought that Natalie (Rebel Wilson) would end up with when the film came to an end. Because this is a film that hits every single required rom-com beat, I was 100% on the money.
Natalie works for Langley and Byron Architects. She’s the invisible woman who people think is supposed to call in a repair or get their coffee. Nope. She’s actually an architect but they wouldn’t know this since they don’t bother to learn. Ever since her mother (Jennifer Saunders) told her that “girls like us don’t get married,” Natalie has never been one to believe in love. Nor do they make romantic comedies about people like them because “they’d have to sprinkle prozac on the popcorn so people don’t kill themselves.”
Even for a film that’s seeking to subvert the genre, it has to make sure to stand out from the many films that came before. A conversation between Natalie and her assistant, Whitney (Future ’38‘s Betty Gilpin) discusses all the rom-com cliches. They don’t miss a single one of them. Whitney watches all the rom-coms and has The Wedding Singer playing on computer while name-dropping Sweet Home Alabama, 13 Going on 30, and then some. In Whitney’s own words, the movie ends with the girl getting the guy. It’s never quite the same in real life.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“Isn’t It Romantic” Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
- I Wanna Dance!
- Deleted scenes
“Isn’t It Romantic” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
- I Wanna Dance!
DIRECTOR: Todd Strauss-Schulson
SCREENWRITERS: Erin Cardillo and Dana Fox & Katie Silberman
CAST: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, Betty Gilpin, Brandon Scott Jones, Jennifer Saunders, and Priyanka Chopra