Rebel Wilson is definitely a star to follow right now. The Aussie-actress has risen from anonymity to the top of the heap. First appearing in Judd Apatow’s Bridesmaids, Wilson gained national notoriety for her role as Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect.
Now, she is putting aside her supporting character shoes for a new pair of headliners. The comedienne, singer, and actress is the lead of new Valentine’s Day offering Isn’t It Romantic. So far the film is doing well which is a good sign for Wilson, because she has a full schedule.
It was announced months ago that Wilson would be filming a female-led remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels titled The Hustle. The film, which Wilson co-stars with Anne Hathaway, is set to be released soon as trailers are already hitting theaters.
Wilson is also slated to play a role another remake, Private Benjamin. These are just two offerings from her IMDB filmography as the actress has a lot of projects in the works. If her evolution to leading lady is any indication Wilson’s career is on the rise.
About Isn’t It Romantic
Isn’t It Romantic is a romantic comedy with a twist. It is a rom-com trapped inside an actual rom-com. The majority of the film taking place in an alternate reality. This reality is textbook romantic comedy with all the familiar tropes rom-coms usually promote.
The difference here is that the main character, Rebel Wilson’s Natalie, is completely aware of the situation. A fan of rom-coms who became jaded later in life, Natalie is familiar enough with the genre to realize she is trapped in one. Read more: Pitch Perfect for Rebel Wilson | VanityFair and Isn’t it Romantic Trailer | Glamour
The movie’s cast is rounded out by Adam DeVine, Liam Hemsworth, and Priyanka Chopra. Hemsworth plays a handsome client of Natalie’s firm named Blake that she begins an unexpected relationship with.
DeVine plays her work friend who begins a relationship with Chopra setting Natalie up to be jealous. From interviews, articles, and trailers it appears that DeVine is the third tip of a traditional rom-com love triangle.
Carly & I tearing up Oscars weekend x pic.twitter.com/ifrzPpHdG6
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) February 23, 2019
Although the movie follows a basic romantic-comedy plot the story is set to the backdrop of a hilarious lampoon. Everything in Natalie’s new world is perfect, she lives in a gigantic apartment, people randomly break out into song, and the whole affair is apparently rated PG-13. This is a great element as Natalie attempts to cuss and bed Blake to no avail as her words are censored and the sex scenes fast-forwarded.
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