“Isn’t It Romantic,” is the Rom-Com We All Didn’t Know We Needed

WEBN--TV Photo By Elizabeth Perkin

By Elizabeth Perkin 02/07/2019

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Elizabeth Perkin

“Isn’t It Romantic” is the perfect movie this Valentine’s season! You might think that it is just your average romantic comedy, but it is so much more.


Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas all star in the hilarious movie that pokes fun at all romantic comedies, while being one itself.


Rebel Wilson plays Natalie, a New York architect who isn’t seen by her co-workers and the rest of the world. She has a hard time getting through her day as everyone around her wants her to do their dirty work.

If her day to day life is like this you can only imagine what her romantic life is like– nonexistent. Things go from bad to worse when she mistakes romantic cues for a mugging in the subway.

Natalie somehow manages to knock herself unconscious and ends up in an alternate universe where she is seen and loved by everyone.


This movie will have you laughing non-stop with Wilson’s witty comments and pure hatred for romantic comedies. The movie pokes fun at everything we know and love about romantic comedies while being one of the funniest ones to date.


Although, it did make me feel like we were watching a different version of “Pitch Perfect” as Rebel Wilson and Adam DeVine played Fat Amy and Bumper in that movie, who also have a strange romantic connection in “Isn’t It Romantic.” DeVine plays one of Natalie’s co-workers, Josh, who has a major crush on her even though she can’t see it.


At the beginning of the film, Natalie expressed that all these movies are just lies set to terrible pop songs. The main character is always gorgeous and somehow rolls out of bed with perfect hair and makeup. We all wish we could roll out of bed looking as pretty as those women. Natalie, who is now like Julia Roberts and Rachel McAdams, who are known for their acting in romantic comedies; can also get any man she wants like Blake (Liam Hemsworth). Natalie can never wrap her head around the fact that a guy like Blake would love and want her. The movie embodies every single stereotype that defines a romantic comedy.


Priyanka Chopra Jonas is the other women we all love to hate, as she plays Josh’s girlfriend in this alternate universe. While we all hate her, Josh seems to love her and her perfect life. She is the definition of perfection with her stunning looks, success, riches, and she gets Josh.


Todd Strauss-Schulson directs the 1 hour and 30-minute movie, the perfect length to allow us to stay connected and not get bored. The switch in universes keep our attention as we are on the edge of our seat to figure out how Natalie finds her way back to her real life, and we cannot forget about the hilarious comments being made throughout the entire movie.


“Isn’t It Romantic” made you love romantic comedies even more as Natalie was living out the fairytale we all hope to have. She is right that these movies aren’t all they are cracked up to be as they only show you the good parts and then it just ends– but we can all dream.


While the movie was about finding Natalie “the one,” she realizes that she just needed to find herself and not a man. At the end of the day, you have to put yourself first and realized that you are enough to then go forward and have a love like they show in the movies.