How to Meet Girls from a Distance

MV5BMjAxODQ4Mzk1OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTU2MzQyOA@@._V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_Scarlet Hemingway, Richard Falkner, Jonathan Brugh, Aidee Walker, Aroha White

Toby is quite shy and once had a very bad experience when he tried to ask a woman out. Since then, he’s not been able to get back into the dating game. He seeks advice from an eccentric ‘dating coach’ called Carl, who, in the beginning, proves useless.

When he sees a woman he wants to ask out, Toby starts to conduct high level surveillance on her. Eventually he goes too far. He prepares a carefully orchestrated seduction and he is successful, until Phoebe finds out that he is very close to being a psychopath and flees. Toby, in the end, tries to fix things with Phoebe, oddly with help from Carl.

New Zealand rom coms have a certain style that seem to make them very endearing and quite different from Hollywood rom coms (see Eagle vs Shark and Love Birds) and this film is no exception. For one, the music is great, and the female characters are real and engaging.

Although the script can seem a bit creepy in parts, it flows at a good pace, and offers a lot of humour. This is a great film, I highly recommend it.

 

 

 

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Posted on 26/08/2013, in Aust and NZ rom coms, the whole rom com list, top rom coms and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on How to Meet Girls from a Distance.

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