Category Archives: Romantic Comedy

Romantic Comedy

CHINESE PUZZLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: cedric Klapische Stars: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cecile De France, Kelly Reilly, Sandrine Holt, Benoit Jacquot, Pablo Mugnier-Jacob, Margaux Mansart, Peter McRobbie, Jason Kravitz, Peter Hermann. This is the final film in writer/director Cedric Klapische’s romantic trilogy about a group of international friends and their complicated personal relationships that began [...]

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CUBAN FURY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Griffiths Stars: Nick Frost, Chris O’Dowd, Rashida Jones, Olivia Colman, Rory Kinnear, Ian McShane, Alexandra Roach, Kayvan Novack, Simon Pegg. Beefy comic Nick Frost is best known for his work alongside Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright in the so-called Cornetto trilogy (Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, and [...]

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ARE WE OFFICIALLY DATING?

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tom Gormican Stars: Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis, Jessica Lucas, Addison Timlin, Josh Pais, Lola Glaudini, John Rothman Released in America and some parts of the world under the alternative title That Awkward Moment, this bland comedy is a romcom about relationships and the [...]

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DRINKING BUDDIES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joe Swanberg Stars: Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston, Ti West, Jason Sudeikis, Joe Swanberg, Frank V Ross. Along with his contemporaries like Mark Duplass, the prolific Joe Swanberg is one of the current darlings of the “mumblecore” independent scene. His films have always dealt with ordinary people [...]

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AUSTENLAND

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jerusha Hess Stars: Keri Russell, Jennifer Coolidge, JJ Feild, Bret Michaels, Georgia King, James Callis, Ricky Whittle, Jane Seymour. A delightful comedy about Jane Hayes (played by Keri Russell, best known for her tv series Felicity), a lonely 32-year old woman who is obsessed with all things Jane Austen. But [...]

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ENOUGH SAID

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nicole Holofcener Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, Ben Falcone, Tracey Fairaway, Eve Hewson, Tavi Gevinson, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes. Nicole Holofcener makes smart romantic comedies for adult audiences, and her smart dialogue and keen observations about the foibles of her characters often smack of Woody Allen’s more mature [...]

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FLY ME TO THE MOON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Pascal Chaumeil Stars: Diane Kruger, Dany Boon, Alice Pol, Robert Plagnol, Jonathan Cohen, Bernadette Sache, Etienne Chicot, Laure Calamy, Malonn Levana. Fly Me To The Moon tries to emulate the flavour of those classic screwball comedies from Hollywood, but with less success. This lightweight romantic comedy is the sort of [...]

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ABOUT TIME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Curtis Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, Richard Cordery, Tom Hollander, Richard Griffiths, Richard E Grant, Joshua McGuire, Margot Robbie, Lisa Eichhorn. Imagine being able to travel back in time to relive your youthful exploits or change something in the past. This is a [...]

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