A story about this — 1 year ago
This could have been so much better. It’s a romantic comedy that couldn’t decide whether to be a romance or a comedy and ended up failing on both counts. Jessica’s inability to deal with her own sexuality and lack of social skills is at the crux of it all, to which the viewer may say, “So what? The little putz deserves what she gets.”
The movie’s saving grace is the talk she has with her mom after her brother’s wedding near the very end of the film, when we learn of the roots of her perfectionism. This would have been useful knowledge at the start of the movie so we could empathize with her and how she sabotages her relationships. What I liked least was how her “art” gets tossed in, but we never see her engaged in it. So many lost opportunities here, which I blame entirely on the director.