Playing It Cool: Stylized Stumbling Through Love

 In Comedy, Drama, Everything, Good
Michelle Monaghan and Chris Evans in Playing It Cool.

Playing It Cool

🟊Directed by Justin Reardon🟊
🟊Written by Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair🟊

The review:

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

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Further sentences:

*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)

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  • Sara K.
    Reply

    Hmmmm. I think this has been previewed for me, but I wasn’t sure. Seems like it is worth a summer watch.

    • Patricia Collins
      Reply

      I’d say it’s on the inflight movie level. Which has some crossover to summer watching.

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