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Surprise Me!

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Generic romcom fails to surprise; some language, sex.

Movie NR 2019 103 minutes
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It's hard to fully engage with a film, especially a romantic comedy, when moments in the key relationship either fall flat or happen off-camera; unfortunately, this movie is guilty of both. It doesn't help matters that Surprise Me!'s major twist won't be a surprise for most savvy romcom viewers. Performances are mostly fine -- Nicole Sullivan as a mind-bending therapist is particularly delightful. The actual surprise events the company comes up with are inventive and fun. But while it's light, semi-entertaining, and nice to look at, the on-the-nose characters, routine relationship-building montage, and the fact that scenes like the crucial breakup didn't make the cut, make it less successful than it might have been.

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