I watched this on an Airplane to kill time with my girlfriend. We came to the conclusion it's a sequence of bad cliches & a mash up of 6 other dating movies released around the same time. But it's good to poke fun at & have a laugh with your significant other if you're on a boring flight
I must be alone in the universe, cos I'll never understand the Channing Tatum phenomenon. You see this kind of actor in hollywood all the time: the 8-minute heartthrob, the guy who doesn't give a shit about acting and doesn't even UNDERSTAND ENOUGH to know that it will only last until the next gentleman with no neck comes along. Indeed, "the Tatum" will likely go the way of the Hartnett, the Christiansen, the dodo..
One of those so called 'based on a true story' films that you just know has been reformatted, expanded and fictionalized. Despite weakness of script at points the film works due to the chemistry between the leads. McAdams is completely charming and Tatum so much better than usual. Nicely shot by dp Stoffers, Chicago hasn't looked so good on film in years. A miss unless you're a hopeless romantic like some (me).
An enjoyable romantic comedy (although much more romance than comedy) where one must endure Tatum's awful acting in order to enjoy McAdams' wonderful charm. Some really great moments, great use of music, and above all else a sense of drama that actually felt real (perhaps in knowing the story comes from reality). Certainly exceeded expectations, which were low.
Unfortunately Tatum, albeit attractive to many, is no talented actor and does not have the depth required to make this film memorable. Even worse, McAdams is not a particularly convincing actress either and unfortunately turns an interesting real life story into a wish-I-had-watched-"Notebook"-again-instead.