On Valentine’s Day 2019, romantic comedy lovers will be treated to something delightful. With all the hallmarks of a rom-com, Isn’t It Romantic is set to premier on the big screen as the whole world celebrates love. Is there a better way to show your love than take your loved one to a theatre to witness the unfolding of a special piece of art?
Set in a magical alternate reality, the rom-com has everything that you can expect from such genres. Enormous apartments and the sweet smelling New York City are the order of the day. Musical numbers are dropped without notice and every character is dealing with their own set of comic misunderstanding.
Rebel Wilson, the main girl, plays the role of Natalie. She stars as a sarcastic architect who has no time for rom-coms. As far as she is concerned, they are a bunch of fantasies that no one should really pay much attention to. Things are bound to change when she regains her consciousness after a thief knocks her out. The fact that she is the leading girl further complicates matters.
It is her worst nightmare and she has no idea whether she’ll wake up from it before the curtains close. Wilson is upbeat about her role and has taken it in her stride. She has every intention of giving nothing short of her very best every step of the way. Her jovial mood every time she is asked about her role tells it all.
As is often the case a love triangle ensues and runs through the course of the movie. I can’t think of a rom-com that lacks such triangles. Natalie has to choose between Josh, her best friend, and Blake, a ravishing stranger whom she can’t have enough of. Josh, played by Adam DeVine, is head over heels for a yoga ambassador. Priyanka Chopra stars as the ambassador while Liam Hemsworth is the dashing stranger. Read more: Rebel Wilson Isn’t it Romantic First Book and Rebel Wilson Joins Cats Movie Musical
It offers an opportunity of a lifetime to Wilson to make a name for herself. Prior to this, she had only made cameo appearances in a number of comedies as was the case in Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids. She was upbeat about the fact that a plus-size girl had been given the leading role. Their role is more often than not relegated to the side kick.
Todd Strauss-Schulson, the director, revealed that the main theme is falling in love with yourself. It is based on the romantic stories we fill our minds with. Notting Hill and Pretty Woman are some of the classics where he sourced his ideas from. He obviously put in a lot of work in the preparation stage and the actual movie will tell it all.
Rebel Wilson joined the acting scene when she featured in The Wedge and Pizza back in 2003. The 38 year-old Australian actress doubles up as a writer and a producer with Bogan Pride as her first work of art. She has starred in numerous other comedy films and series including A Few Best Men, Struck by Lightning, as well as Super Fun Night. Isn’t It Romantic is the perfect opportunity for her light to truly shine.