(This review may contain spoilers).
I wasn’t completely sure what I would think about this film when I originally saw it advertised. I was expecting a comedy… which it delivered… but there were quite a lot of serious scenes.
It was interesting to see Robert De Niro playing a nice, happy guy, compared to the role I’ve seen him in the past two comedies. I liked the fact that the film started off with him almost narrating his life… and the reason why worked really well, I felt.
It was also good to see Ben dealing with the new kinds of technology. I liked the fact that one of the main characters was older. It was a nice twist… and I thought that the friendship that sprang up between Ben and Jules was really sweet. I liked the fact that Ben was protective without being stifling.
I found Jules really easy to empathise with. For a lot of the movie, it looked like she might be close to breaking down… and I did think she was taking on far too much. At the same time, I could understand her reluctance to pass the reins onto someone else.
I really liked the way Ben was able to relate to and form friendships with the other people working at ATF. I recognised some of the other actors in this movie and it was good to see the different people involved in the business, as well as in the personal lives of the characters. It was nice to see that Jules gradually began to trust Ben and I felt that the friendship between them felt real and natural.
I really liked Jules’ daughter, Paige. I thought she was so adorable and it was really cute to see how she ‘looked after’ her mother. I did kind of go off Matt quite a bit by the end of the movie, though.
I wasn’t completely sure what made About The Fit so different to other clothing websites. While I appreciated there was the more personal touch, it wasn’t clear if it was only Jules trying the clothes on… since she’d only be one size/body shape.
I did have a lot of sympathy for Becky, but I really didn’t think Jason was a good fit for her.
There were some really amusing moments in this movie, but I didn’t laugh as much as I was expecting to. I did find this movie really entertaining and it was good to see the different relationships. While I don’t think I’d watch this movie again, it was definitely good the first time through.