Playing It Cool: Stylized Stumbling Through Love
Playing It Cool
🟊Directed by Justin Reardon🟊
🟊Written by Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair🟊
Chris Evans plays “me” a man who has been burned by love so severely he’s sworn it off until the day he runs into “her” played by Michele Monaghan* and sparks fly. Only problem is, she’s in a relationship. Evans and his merry band of friends** stumble through love that doesn’t go quite right in this stylized romantic comedy that was much better than I expected.***
The verdict: Good
Cost: Disney+/Hulu bundle monthly cost $12.99
Where watched: at home
Consider also watching:
*My main reason for watching this movie. She’s good in everything!
**Supporting cast = very good. Aubrey Plaza! Luke Wilson! Martin Starr! Topher Grace! Plus Anthony Mackie!
***I seem to be in the minority though. The Metacritic score is 30/100. Ah. I see the problem. Of ten reviews, only one was written by a woman. She didn’t like it either.
Favorite IMDB trivia item:
At the end of the movie, Me (Chris Evans) is seen tap dancing. Evans’s mother owned a dance studio and taught him to tap. He has admitted in interviews that he does it when he is nervous.
(And here I thought they used a double)
Other reviews of Playing It Cool:
- Sarah, Lainey Gossip
- Gloria Daniels-Moss, heyuguys.com
Hmmmm. I think this has been previewed for me, but I wasn’t sure. Seems like it is worth a summer watch.
I’d say it’s on the inflight movie level. Which has some crossover to summer watching.