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Just Swipe

By JK Sooja, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Supporting cast shines in cheesy romcom; sex, language.

Movie NR 2022 83 minutes
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There's nothing new about this story, the lesson it teaches, or the place it ends up, but the performances are earnest and the messages are positive. Also, in Just Swipe there's even some real comedy hidden within the bare-bones story. While the main characters lack any kind of real distinction or nuance, the supporting cast are bright, funny, and worth watching.

Unfortunately, however, the movie also completely lacks any kind of real conflict. Sure, Vanessa has some doubts at some point, but nothing that isn't righted within five minutes. Most of the movie is simply a straight shot to a happy and expected ending. Further, for some viewers, while Brandon can seem a bit too perfect, it also won't be entirely clear what exactly Brandon sees in Vanessa. Lastly, unlike the film's title suggests, the online dating world on which this movie wants to comment isn't entirely represented here completely or accurately, as the movie's stylistic representations of "swiping" left or right, as is now customary in many online dating apps, are only used for brief montages or transitions into the next scene. The majority of the story focuses on the romance between two people, rather than on a woman's many (disastrous or laughable) dates in the online dating world.

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