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Romantic comedies aren't dead. While there has certainly been a drought of classics like You've Got Mail and Pretty Woman since the '90s and early 2000s, within the past year, films like Crazy Rich Asians, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, and all of Netflix's cheesy holiday films have breathed new life into rom-coms. And now, Isn't It Romantic is putting its own spin on the beloved genre.
The film centers on Natalie (Rebel Wilson), a pessimist about love, who finds herself living out her worst nightmare: she's trapped in her very own romantic comedy. Though the film — which also stars Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, and Priyanka Chopra — pokes fun at the classic rom-com tropes (like the main character having a luxurious NYC apartment that she can't afford or people doing fully choreographed musical numbers at random moments), diehard rom-com fans will still fall in love with the movie.
Ahead - Film - Release - Feb - Chance
Ahead of the film's release on Feb. 13, I had a chance to talk with Wilson, the film's leading lady and coproducer, and she gushed about reuniting with her Pitch Perfect costar and "work husband" DeVine, having the hunky Hemsworth as her love interest, and the original ending she wanted for her character, Natalie.
POPSUGAR - Thing - Film - Tribute - Rom-coms
POPSUGAR: One thing I really loved about the film is that even though it pays tribute to rom-coms, it also points out the clichés within the genre. What would you say is your least favorite rom-com cliché?
Rebel Wilson: Oh, there are so many. When I was younger, I would think it's so stupid because the girl would always be so hot and in full hair and makeup all the time. The guy doesn't see her beauty until she gets all done up for the big date. And I'm like, "She was beautiful in the first date." Just...
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