While most films aim to tell a story that will lose the viewer in a world of fantasy, some movies break the fourth wall or comment on themselves in a clever tongue-in-cheek way. This is what audiences get with comedy star Rebel Wilson’s new movie Isn’t It Romantic, which is a romantic comedy about being stuck in a romantic comedy.
Wilson plays an ambitious young architect named Natalie, who is marked by her terrible luck at work and her deeply cynical views of love and romance.
After trying to stop a mugger in a New York City subway tunnel, Natalie hits her head and wakes up in an alternate reality where the events of her life are just like a cheesy romantic comedy movie. In her attempt to dodge corny cliches, she must find her way back to reality and to a real version of love.
The film is a slightly different role for the dry and witty Wilson, who usually steals scenes as a purely comedic force. It was her comedic supporting role in the Pitch Perfect series that won her several awards and nominations, as well as rocketing her to star status in Hollywood. Isn’t It Romantic introduces Wilson as not only a comedienne but the leading lady in a romantic plot. Read more: Isn’t it Romantic Trailer | Glamour and Pitch Perfect for Rebel Wilson | VanityFair
She is flanked by heart-throb Liam Hemsworth as the romantic interest and Adam DeVine as the best friend and competing love interest. The film also features the talented Priyanka Chopra as a yoga ambassador from India.
Though there are additional challenges to playing a romantic lead, Wilson is up to it and is showing off her dancing skills in a recently released clip. However, she has not always been so bold. In many interviews, Rebel admits that she was a painfully shy child and young teen.
After reading an article about how difficult it can be to change a personality after the teen years, Wilson sought to reinvent herself in a big way. She began speaking out and becoming the bombastic personality the world knows and loves today. Her first forays into acting were in her native Australia’s local theaters.
She then moved to New York City and did theater there, where she found that people mostly laughed while she was trying to perform seriously. Her role in American media then became very clear, and Rebel began to pursue television and film roles as a comedienne under William Morris Endeavor talent agency.
Roses are red, violets are blue. ISN’T IT ROMANTIC is the rom-com for you ❤️ pic.twitter.com/8eHYZPI4Lv
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) February 14, 2019
Right after signing, she scored her first break-out supporting role in Judd Apatow’s Bridesmaids. America soon began to take notice of this new hilarious talent and the rest is history.
Isn’t It Romantic promises to be a delight and undoubtedly the beginning of a lead-role film career for Rebel Wilson.
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