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My Review of "Love Guaranteed"

by Brian Anonymous 2 years ago in review
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You know what kind of movie this is. You're going to watch it no matter what I say.

Love Guaranteed is the latest Netflix exclusive romantic comedy that's come out in the last few months. They've been on a tear with these movies. They've been churning out these formulaic romantic comedies like crazy and I have to say I'm a little bit of a fan even though they're not the best movies. They're comfort viewing and none of them really stands out from one another. I guess they all have interesting premises with twists that set them apart from one another.

This movie starts off with a do-good lawyer by the name of Susan. She's a down and out lawyer that wants to make the world a better place. With that in mind you understand why she's broke and everyone pities her. Still she seems to be a great person.

One of her clients promises her that he'd pay her back for her help one day and soon as that happens this guy named Nick pops up in her life. Nick is a guy that wants to hire her to sue a dating app company called "Love Guaranteed". The idea is that no one can guarantee love so he believes that they're falsely using this idea to trick clients out of their money.

The company even has an absurd policy that they guarantee that clients will find love within 1000 dates. Nick has tested this and has pretty much gone on 1000 dates.

Nick and Susan get off to a rough start and you already know what's going to happen but that's not what you're here for. You're here to see all the antics that happen in order to get the two together.

To help with the case Susan has to find out if Nick has intentionally been looking for love or not. So she has to interview all of his dates and dig into his past to see his true intentions. In the process she learns more about him and well there you go.

I like how they cleverly closed up this movie. It's pretty obvious because they foreshadow everything throughout the movie but when it happens it's still pretty satisfying to watch.

The problem I had was the acting in this movie. I know all of these movies don't have stellar production or acting but they got bigger names to do this movie so I was expecting a little more. Rachel Leigh Cook plays as Susan and I don't really remember seeing her in anything other than the movie She's All That back in the 90s. It kind of shows that she hasn't acted in a lot of movies. She's still beautiful and kind of reminds me of Winona Ryder in certain scenes. Kind of imagine a Winona's character in Mr. Deeds. That's kind of how I saw her.

There were scenes where Susan was supposed to cry for some sentimental scene but her crying was so wooden and fake. It almost looked like she was laughing. It really killed the whole scene. There were a few wooden reactions throughout the movie as well. It really threw me out of the movie at times.

I don't even think Damon Wayans Jr. was really into the movie as he was playing love interest Nick. It seemed like he was just going through the motions. I think it would have been better to make this movie with more unknowns as Netflix has been doing a lot lately. This way there's no expectations and the new actors will actually be enthusiastic in doing the job.

It's too bad I thought this movie had a lot of potential. Some of the support characters did a great job because you can tell they were enthusiastic to be in the movie. This isn't supposed to be the highest caliber movie but if you're not having a good time making the movie people watching the movie can tell. I didn't get a great vibe with this one even though it was still an okay movie.

Overall, I did enjoy some aspects of the movie. The supporting characters and the writing of the movie were probably the highlights of this movie. I've seen a lot of these movies that I'm starting to appreciate nuanced things like this. I have to give this movie a 5.5 out of 10. It's an okay one time viewing but can be a bit of a slog. I wouldn't be able to suggest this one unless you're finished with the rest of the Netflix romantic comedy catalog.

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Brian Anonymous

I have tons of opinions that change constantly. I watch a lot of movies and play video games. There are some articles on my struggles with languages and dance as well.

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