Written by Luke Barnes
The film revolves around Charles, Hugh Grant, and his circle of friends as they navigate love and life during a number of social occasions.
This one might be an upset, however this film did nothing for me.
Though I like the other Grant films from this era there was just something about this that didn’t quite work for me. I found the central romance to be clunky and not make a whole lot of sense narratively: having Grant’s character end up with his friend, who clearly has a crush on him, played by Kristen Scott Thomas would have made much more sense and yet they didn’t go with it.
Moreover, unlike Notting Hill I did not find any of the characters particularly likeable or charming. As the film progressed if anything I found myself becoming more and more uninterested in the characters and I cared less about what was happening to them as a result. Likewise the humour here also missed the mark for me, maybe making me laugh once or twice throughout but for the most part it left me cold.
Overall, though for many this is a classic it did nothing for me.
One or two funny jokes
It is watchable
The characters aren’t likeable
It is boring
The central romance is flawed
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