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Plan A Plan B

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Formulaic romcom filled with clichés; language, drinking.

Movie NR 2022 105 minutes
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In Mediocre Romantic Comedy Land, the believability of the outcome of Plan A Plan B depends entirely on our willingness to accept that a smug, superior, controlling jerk is also a really lovely guy. Supposedly he has high moral standards and a soft spot for aging widows. But little in the movie supports that premise. Initially, when Nirali, who has given up on love, meets Kosty, nothing about their interaction predicts she'll find something to love in the jerk, except that that's the outcome written into the rules of romantic comedy. A few clever lines dispersed throughout don't make up for a complete abdication of character-building in this weak script. Why, for instance, won't Kosty give his estranged wife a divorce? He is, after all, a divorce attorney! But, hey, it's Mediocre Romantic Comedy Land.

We've all seen this movie before. Someone tries (not that hard) to tell Kosty that the person he's viciously badmouthing is standing right behind him, but he keeps spewing the vitriol. He finally realizes Nirali has heard his entire tirade against her and, although nothing in his personality has so far suggested he would care, for some inexplicable reason he feels bad. He's been saying equally hurtful things right to her face and Nirali hasn't flinched. Now, equally inexplicably, she is in tears. Of course she is. It's a Mediocre Romantic Comedy.

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