I wasn't that interested in seeing this movie, since a friend had said it wasn't that great.
But then my friend Beka watched it and declared that "we have to see this together!!"
So last week I did. And I liked it! I gotta say, though... Amanda Seyfried--bleh. I am not a fan. She's pretty if she does her hair right (which rarely happens) and when she's not wearing haggish clothes, and when she doesn't smile. Aside from that, I also have a grudge against her for dumping Channing Tatum in Dear John. Incidentally, I have not actually seen that movie... but yeah.
The plot wasn't brilliant, but it was sweet and the setting (Italy, baby) was scrumptious.
They made you quickly hate the fiancé by having him be insensitive and obsessed with food. Especially pasta. Any guy that in love with noodles has got to go...making room for the new blond dude... oh yeah.
It's always cool to see a movie with an actor that I've never seen before, and Chris Egan is that.
He reminds me a little of Matt Damon (always a good thing)... anyone else notice that?
The "elderly" romance was sweet and made me happy. Plus the old guy's name was Lorenzo... which is the name of my camera. So of course I had to love him. ; )
Ice cream in Italy. SO jealous.
His clothes were nice. I mean, you can't go wrong with attractive polos and comforting white button-ups with rolled-up sleeves. But her? Don't get me started. Most of her clothing was super unflattering, fit badly, was falling off, or just plain frumpy. Ick.
Oh, and the blond guy's name is Charlie. Anybody named Charlie has to have semi-curly blond hair. It's a fact. He very impressively made Beka love him, despite his blond hair, and me love him, despite his English accent. Quite a feat.
I hadn't totally fallen in love with the movie until the last scene.
It made me so ridiculously happy.
Beka and I clutched each other sighed, which is how every romantic comedy should end. : )
So although as a movie, I don't think it worked perfectly, I liked it. ; )