(This review may contain spoilers).
Romantic comedies aren’t generally my first choice of movie to see, but when I saw this movie advertised, I thought that it sounded like a really good movie. It was a lot ruder than I was expecting… but still really quite entertaining to watch.
I found Nancy a really likable character. It was amusing (if a little sad) to see her attempt to hook up backfire and I found myself cringing along with her a little bit.
To a certain extent, I did like Jessica… even if she was a bit perkier than I was really expecting. She did come across as a genuinely nice person, even if I could understand Nancy’s irritation with her trying to suggest what she do. I was less keen on Jack’s character, particularly as he did come across as quite obsessive with how young Jessica was.
I did find Sean to be a really disturbing character. I had problems keeping my suspension of disbelief, when all I could think of was why didn’t his manager see him harassing a customer.
I did feel some sympathy towards Jack and I do like Simon Pegg as an actor. I thought the chemistry between the two main characters came across really well, even if they did only do all of the events in one day.
I also found it quite amusing to recognise the train and stations as being ones I’ve either passed through or visited before. There were a few instances where I felt the acting was a little over-the-top, but I think that was more the characters than the actors who played them.
I did think the ending of this movie was particularly sweet and it was good to see the other couples in Nancy’s family, too, like her sister and brother-in-law and her parents. I found myself laughing at some moments and cringing in others… and although I wouldn’t watch this film again any time soon, I did enjoy it this time around.