Love and Other Disasters

MV5BMTMwOTgwMjg0OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDc3MDMwMg@@._V1_SY317_CR5,0,214,317_Brittany Murphy, Catherine Tate, Matthew Rhys, Santiago Cabrera, Elliot Cowan

Emily Jackson, or Jacks to her friends, works in fashion, lives with her friend Peter, casually dates her ex-boyfriend James.

Everyone in this film is on the lookout for love – Peter wants it, their friend Tallulah wants it, the sexy photographic assistant Paolo wants it, and Jacks doesn’t know it, but she wants it too.

Jacks is a matchmaker – she meets Paolo and thinks he’s perfect for Peter. But Paolo thinks he’s perfect for Jacks, and Peter has a fantasy man who he thinks is perfect for him. James thinks he’s the one who is perfect for Jacks. Tallulah desperately wants some-one to be perfect for her! Hence ‘love and other disasters’.

MV5BMzg3NTI2NzU2NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjQxMTQ5OQ@@._V1_SX214_Emily is emulating Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and does an okay job with it – she’s fast and lively, but as the modern girl, not prostituting herself!

At first I thought this film was trying too hard to be cool, with all her gay friends, and artists, but once I got used to the style, I did enjoy the characters. I love a fast paced, fast dialogue movie and intend to watch it again.


Posted on 30/07/2010, in the whole rom com list and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Love and Other Disasters.

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