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The new rom-com movie Netflix has come out with has come out on Netflix! Ha! But Netflix has been coming out with a lot of rom-com movies lately with A Christmas Prince and Kissing Booth. Those were extremely cheesy movies to say the least, but this one is different.
I hope I don't give away too many spoilers!
Two assistants of two important people are worked to the bone. Always leave the office late, know everything about their boss, and never have a chance to have a social life. One night while trying to feed their bosses, they meet in a chance encounter fighting over some take out and who has money to pay for it! Zoey Deutch (who I love) plays Harper the assistant to ESPN mogul played by Lucy Liu (who is the best) and Glen Powell plays the assistant to a business man played by Taye Diggs.
There are also hilarious side characters like creepy Tim played by Tituss Burgess from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Pete Davidson who is a comedian and now engaged to Ariana Grande. They add some humor and make the scenes lighter, yet very deep. Davidsons character, who plays a funny gay guy, talks about the real essence of relationship building and why we need to have a best friend in our life. Creepy Tim is a janitor in the building where everyone works and helps in a scene to put the two bosses together.
The two assistants decide to "parent-trap" their bosses into falling in love. They make sure that somehow they always get together in "meet-cute" situations. In the meantime, the two assistance are able to start having a real life again. They start going on dates, going to parties, and having fun. There are ups and downs however. The bosses have their moments, causing misery for the assistants making their life a living hell again, but putting their brains together (mostly Harper's) and trying to make it so they fall in love.
In these types of films, we see that sometimes parent trapping works and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes people just really don't like each other and sometimes they do. The assistants try their hardest to get them together so they can have a life, but it turns into more than that when people's lives are on the line.
It kind of portrays men as pigs and that they don't care about women and their feelings. But that isn't true in all cases. Some men (we see this a little in the show also), are caring and want their women to succeed and love them despite their imperfections and can't wait to earn their trust and love.
The two assistants and the two bosses are trying to find romance and a lot happens with all their relationships brewing. One finds someone, but can't keep them, one has one but it's not a relationship, one can't help but miss their ex, and the other is just lonely. Find out which ones they are when you watch the movie.
It isn't as cheesy as most rom-coms, but it obviously has to have some cheese or it isn't a rom-com. But it shows how relationships need to be built on something more than just looks and trying to buy people things. Relationships need to be built on flaws and learning to live with those flaws and loving the person anyway.
There is a scene where the assistants end up at an engagement party together and the couple getting engaged give a speech about why they love each other. It wasn't because of the looks, or the gifts they gave each other, but the way the made each other feel and how they can like and love one another despite their flaws but still loving each other's flaws.
Obviously, there are going to be flaws, but overall Netflix has done way better with this movie than the others it's been putting out. It has a good mix of comedy, drama, and romance, and a slap in the face of how reality works (kind of).
"You're not hard to get, you're hard to earn." - Favorite line! There are a lot of good one-liners in this show that will give you the feels.
Hope I didn't spoil much! Enjoy watching!