Isn’t it romantic is an anti-rom-com movie, currently on Netflix, featuring Rebel Wilson, an Australian born actress, writer, and producer. She is known as Natalie in the movie and acts alongside Jennifer Saunders who casts as her mother.
The thirty-eight-year-old graduate from the Australian Theatre for Young People started her career by appearing as Toula on a comedy series known as Pizza and a sketch comedy series The Wedge. Five years later she won the Tropfest best actress award for the role she played in Bargain and hence appeared in City Homicide as a guest.
Isn’t it romantic and the normal romance comedy movies
The movie deviates from the normal rom-com movies and by large chooses not to blend with their characteristics. With the normal expectations that Wilson would fall for her best friend Devine, Wilson Rebel does not seem to see that he is the best man for her.
She then falls for a doctor who she wakes up to in a hospital. It is also the norm of rom-com movies that the leads have to be unattainably hot with the audience and everyone, in particular, being able to see their attraction to each other before they do.
This is not the case in this movie since the doctor and Rebel’s attraction and falling in love is in a way spontaneous. Save for the hospital scene, not every scene in the movie is bright and colorful as would be expected.
It is however evident that the movie does not fully separate itself from the mother genre as Wilson’s life later becomes a rom-com complete with the romantic comedy tropes after she falls in love with the hot doctor. Read more: Isn’t it Romantic Trailer | Glamour and Pitch Perfect for Rebel Wilson | VanityFair
Why Wilson is the perfect role for the cast
Wilson is able to derive humor from social awkwardness. Her ability to identify her shortcomings and brush them off in a humorous way makes her even better. This helps her embody her character which is by large mostly bewildered.
Background music and the scenes
The background music perfectly blends with the scenes. For instance, the music that accompanies the hospital scene is perfectly placed, the romantic type of music coming from Vanessa Carlton. Other tracks are filled with Donna Lewis, Six Pence None the Richer as well as Annie Lenox.
It is amazing how the movie is able to make fun of the overused statements in rom-com movies both cheekily and naughtily. With the satire in it, it is able to ignite interest even from the non-rom-com movie lovers as well.
Wilson is nevertheless a perfect cast. The movie is absorbing and lovely with the ability to capture an audience in its one hour and thirty-nine minutes of cast.