I saw this movie on the final day of the 2013 edition of Cinequest which is also known as “encore day”. Some of the best movies get re shown for those that never got to see it as picked by the audience. I watched this movie because it had won the award for “best comedy” and I had seen some great comedies prior. Because it won best comedy, I just had to see it. I had decided to watch it with a friend of mine because of the hype behind it. Of course, like all the other movies, I did not read the synopsis at all.
Molly is a girl who is constantly failing in the love department while Josh has yet to go that route with his playboy charms. They both are from Chicago, yet live in Los Angeles and happen to know each other very well. Molly happens to be Josh’s best friend’s sister. Both happen to be flying back to Chicago to attend a family wedding.
Unfortunately, Josh’s father is falling ill to Cancer, and his dying wish was to have his son get married. Touched by that wish, he lied to his father that he actually was getting engaged just to have a smile. Josh selected Molly to be his pseudo fiancé due to their acquaintance to each other. What unravels is an act of fake love to newfound feelings for each other.
The movie definitely lived up to the hype. I found myself laughing often and the funny parts hit when they were supposed to. It flowed just right and none of the comedy was pushed down our throats.
It was also such an adorable movie. You do get a sense of wanting Molly and Josh to end up together in the end so you become the cheerleader for the both of them.
This was as good as a movie as it could get. I honestly can’t find anything wrong to dissect it with from plot, acting, or continuity.
If you didn’t know, I’m a sucker for chick flicks especially romantic comedies. I’m not ashamed of it either. Now if a movie provokes a certain emotion, it did its job, right? Well, it actually did as I maybe shed a tear or two by the end of the movie. I definitely see why it was voted “best comedy” of Cinequest 2012.
Overall rating: 4/5
Reviewed by: Mr. Timtastic