Natalie is a skilled professional that feels invisible and disrespected by her associates. Once a believer of the wonderful world of romantic comedies, she believes “all those movies are lies set to terrible pop songs”. We even get treated to a stand-up routine about how toxic they are.
After a quintessential New York moment she awakes in the Matrix for lonely women, New York with a beauty filter on. Her life becomes a parody of PG-13 romantic comedies. And it is a fun parody. Very funny and hits all the staples of the genre. Which gives kind of an odd feeling to watch. Am I watching a parody or a romantic comedy in a pure form?
The opening is hilarious and brutal the ending is what the whole picture paints toward. The flow of the movie sometimes feel more like a coming of age story rather than about a fully fleshed out adult. It is fully wrapped in a romantic comedy package.
The movie pushes the PG-13 rating with significant cursing and sexual conversation.
“Isn’t it Romantic” is a beguiling parody filled with impressive background details. Complete with lovely cheesy pop songs. For me it comes off as a love letter to romantic comedies rather than a rebuke. I give it a 7/10 Worth watching without kids.