“Isn’t It Romantic” is the anti-rom-com rom-com written by a trio of women, Erin Cardillo, Dana Fox and Katie Silberman, and stars Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth.
The premise is a familiar one as Natalie (Wilson) hits her head and is knocked out, waking up in an alternate world where everything looks perfect and smells like roses, and her mission in order to get back to her world is to fall in love. Most of the comedic elements are shown in the trailer, but there’s a few more laughs to be had and, more importantly, a welcomed lesson to be learned at the end.
Natalie is an architect relegated to creating the benign and lost structure of a parking garage. Her position at the firm and the structure she is charged with creating definitely parallels her own self-image and level of importance. As in all romantic comedies, our main character has a few life lessons to learn which hit you square between the eyes, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.