So obsessed with this movie.. I love romantic comedies. But in the last 10 years I feel like most of the rom-coms I’ve watched have left me feeling like I just ate a bag full of the worst kind of fast-food. Attractive, shiny and seemingly appealing… but really just full of empty calories that seem tasty, but leave me feeling just a bit nauseous.
So The F Word (Yes, that is the title here in Canada and everywhere else that didn’t chicken out and call it “What If” *insert extreme eye-roll here*) was a pleasant surprise.
It’s an indie film- which means it most likely going to have more to it than most Hollywood flicks, but honestly, sometimes these films leave me feeling like I’m not cool enough to appreciate them. Like when you’re trendy friends take you to a fad restaurant that you’re supposed to appreciate but really leaves you thinking “This? This is food? No… no I’m afraid you’re mistaken, I’m pretty sure this is not food”. I just don’t get them. I don’t like the characters, or the weird, seemingly pointless plot- I just can’t seem to get on board. I try, but like I said, I don’t seem to be cool enough for this shiz.
I did have high hopes for this film- but it was so nice to see a romantic comedy actually meet and exceed those expectations. A lot of the time the genre just seems to get written of as “Chick flicks” and therefore seemingly unworthy of plot, character development, humour or any conceivable sense depth.
But everything from the acting, to the spot-on writing, and the animation in the film just nailed it. It was like trying out a new recipe with your best friends on rainy day. Genuine, nourishing, and left you kind of warm, like you’ve had a couple too many of glasses of red wine.
And yes- I just compared movies to food. But really you should have been expecting that.