For the first time in IWM2$ history we have our first romance round up! We have three romance films that are more rom-com than straight romance, but hey, it’s all about the love.
First we have Always Woodstock, a film that truly captures the “Nothing wrong with it, nothing exactly right either.” The adorable Allison Miller loses her job and goes back to her childhood home in Woodstock. She tries to find herself, find passion and get back to music. Of course there’s a love interest, a wise mentor (Katey Sagal), mixed signals, seeing things the wrong way and everything else you expect in a film you might see in movie that feels like it could be made for TV. These types of movies aren’t for me, but I could see my mom or sister liking it. You know there will be some sort of happy ending and Katey Sagal is great as usual, but I wouldn’t watch it again. If it sounds cute to you, it’s definitely for you.
Next is Hit By Lightning a by the numbers rom-com starring Jon Cryer and Will Sasso. Cryer meets a woman online who he falls for, but there’s a catch! She’s married! Of course she convinces him that her husband is no good and needs to die. Cryer decides to try to kill him with the help of Sasso, but not everything seems to be what she says. If you feel like you’ve seen this before, you have. You’ve also seen it done way better. My biggest issue besides the lack of originality is Cryer in it. He’s terrible. At no point did I root for him because you knew he was being suckered and deserved it. If there’s one positive, it’s Sasso. The man is always awesome, why he isn’t a bigger star is beyond me. I laughed a couple of times, but you aren’t missing much if you miss it.
Last we have Wingman Inc. Man is this awful. It’s clichéd and stereotypical. Plus it has the worst music in it. I think the music made it worse. Buddies start a “wingman” company to help others down on their luck meeting the ladies. Of course the lead starts to fall for a female and wow big twist, her job is stop women for getting with men! Let the hilarity ensue! This movie did nothing for me and I couldn’t wait for it to end. It’s clearly the worst of the three films and subconsciously I must have written it third to prove that. It’s a giant clichéd mess of nonsense that irritated me more than anything. Avoid this one.