(This review may contain spoilers).
The trailers for this movie indicated that this would be an amusing one to watch… and having just seen it, I have to say, it definitely lived up to my expectations.
There were several different storylines that interconnected with each other, similar to Love Actually. I recognised quite a few of the actors in this movie and it was good to see how they played off each other.
The very first scene didn’t seem to have a lot to do with the rest of the movie, apart from being about a mother and child, as neither the mother or the child appeared again in the rest of the movie.
It was good to see two parents having to deal with two very different issues – Sandy with her divorce and ex remarrying; and Bradley as a single dad whose wife had passed.
I enjoyed seeing the kind of relationships Sandy and Bradley had with their children and the other characters around them, though I did feel that some of the friendships weren’t really developed. I would have liked to see a bit more of Sandy working for Miranda, as that just seemed to fall a bit flat after the scene between them.
I thought it was good to see Kristin struggling with who she was, though I felt that could have played a bigger part in the film. There were some things that seemed a bit contradictory… but it was amusing to see her interacting with Sandy and Jesse about their children. And her scenes with Zack were especially sweet to see.
There was a lot of humour in this movie, although there were also some really cringeworthy scenes as well. I didn’t really like Flo and Earl, even though there were some nice scenes between them and their daughters.
There were a lot of moments that had me laughing in this movie and I did enjoy watching it a lot. Despite being slightly offensive at times (at least through the characters), there were some really sweet scenes that made me smile.
If you like comedy, I would suggest this one as one to watch.