Okay so starting this off with im not a movie critic and I’m sucker for both romantic comedies and Aaron tveit so may be biased
Aaron (Charlie ) and the rest of the cast I thought was perfect casting. The only one I was eh about was Abby Elliot as Angela but honestly I think it was just her character I disliked and not her
You don’t really know much about Angela besides Charlie’s and his friends perspectives so you have a hard time liking her as a character by that could have been the point
It was a different way of presenting the movie- there is a freshness to it as it’s not a typical flow of meeting a person breaking up with person finding new person. It’s a back and forth story telling that in the beginning before you knew who it was being told was confusing but once you caught on it was an interesting way to show the true way a person who dated someone with blinders on deals with a break up.
Okay so onto Aaron tveit. I thought it was perfect as Charlie. Like everyone knows a Charlie. A friend getting out of a relationship who is trying to get back into the game but doesn’t know how and finds something to always complain about when it comes to life and dating. Aaron was hilarious, witty, dorky, showed range as an actor, and beautiful. He held his own as a leading man.
The supporting characters are also all very relatable. It seemed like we all knew each of those characters and could give a friend example as a comparison.
I thought the film showed a interesting perspective on how guys and girls give advice in regards to getting back out there dating wise. You mainly get the guy side but when the lead is a guy it’s to be expected.
Also the film does an interesting way of showing what a person is feeling. There are scenes of say hallucination but it shows what is going on in Charlie’s head so it shows what a real person would be thinking about before doing something or saying something so though it was strange at times it provided the audience with inside look into the mind and to me it was something to relate to
Girls aren’t shown in the best of light in the film since it’s mainly guys perspective but in a way it’s reality on things at least in my experience and what my guys friends and I have talked about.
The ending had me tearing up with the whole feel, music, and monologue.
With all that there is work to be done pace wise- it was uneven. And like I said earlier before you knew it jumps around a bit it was confusing. I have faith that the film with be edited great and fixed.
The director, writer, producer, Ben cox was very open to opinions and questions. And with the range of different people in the room I think it will give him a lot to work with to help the final cut of the film
This is a movie I would see again, buy on DVDs, and watch over it is r rated so there is cursing. Aaron being a potty much is pretty awesome and seemed genuine to how he would be with his friends in real life.