FF2 Media’s new “Watch at Home” columns list the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers that are newly available each week on DVD, Video On Demand &/or streaming services.
Here are the new films written and/or directed by women filmmakers now available at home as of 1/25/2019 (with links to FF2 Media reviews posted the week of their theatrical release):
- Isn’t It Romantic – Erin Cardillo, Dana Fox, and Katie Silberman (writers)
- Mapplethorpe – Ondi Timoner (director/co-writer)
- The Perfection – Nicole Snyder (co-writer)
DANIELLE’S TOP PICK OF THE WEEK
This week’s selection is Isn’t It Romantic. Isn’t It Romantic? makes sure to hit all the romantic comedy cliches in an entertaining way complete with not one but two song-and-dance numbers.
Being trapped in a romantic comedy is sure to be anybody’s worst fear. You know that the person you fall in love with is always going to be your best friend. It’s never going to be the deliciously attractive hunk of guy. I wrote down early on in my notes who I thought that Natalie (Rebel Wilson) would end up with when the film came to an end. Because this is a film that hits every single required rom-com beat, I was 100% on the money.
The whole romantic comedy satire has been done before in David Wain’s They Came Together starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler. This is a similar film in many ways. Granted, they’re targeting a younger audience but it doesn’t change the fact. I could compare and contrast the two films all day long but both of them make sure to hit all the required rom-com beats. While They Came Together features a musical interlude, Isn’t It Romantic? features two song and dance numbers: “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” and “Express Yourself.” Both are surprisingly fun to watch.
Similarly, John Debney’s score is essentially a love letter to romantic comedies. We’ve got two scores going here: Natalie’s real life and the rom-com she’s trapped in. Again, they hit all the right beats!
Whether you love or hate romantic comedies, you’ll find something in Isn’t It Romantic? to be entertaining.
Please click HERE for my full review.
© Danielle Solzman (05/24/19) FF2 Media
Featured photos from Isn’t It Romantic EPK
Photo Credits: Warner Bros.