To me, this movie is perfection.
the audience applauded
It's a feast for the eyes. But what really makes this dramedy work is the acting.
It wasn't really funny or super interesting, but it wasn't awful. I wouldn't reccomend as your first choice of the day
I've just finished watching this and really enjoyed it. I was looking for a film that wouldn't go on for too long and that would'nt need me to engage my brain and that's exactly what I got. It was funny, sweet, mostly predictable and much better than I was expecting.
I thought Melissa McCarthy was great in it and that she and Kristen Bell had great chemistry.Definitely worth a watch if you're just looking for a funny, lighthearted film!
Maybe if I had stuck it out and watched more of this film it would've grown on me, the way other of Melissa McCarthy's movies have. But, I just couldn't do that to myself. I couldn't sit through the painfully bad acting and poor writing. Just ten minutes in and it was already a stinking mess of awfulness. Unfortunately, I don't have much more to say about this movie, but I have a feeling it wasn't going to get any better. Why does Hollywood allow such crap to get made? I've seen bad movies, and this one has now taken the top spot. Maybe if it had been an 8 minute movie, I'd have given it more than 1 star.
Think Female Donald Trump (if life were accurate and fair) meets Martha Stewart. I don't want to ruin the plot so I won't elaborate beyond that. I will say this about the film, though: Melissa McCarthy is one of the most brilliant comedians of the 21st Century--she's "all in" to her performance and completely believable (and hilarious). If you need a laugh in these dark days of 2017 onward, I strongly recommend this film. It's not realistic, it has formulaic elements, but the production values are great, the actors commit to their roles and it's an enjoyable escape. And McCarthy is superb--as are the rest of the cast members.