Released 2/10/12 Rated: PG-13
So I have this really weird way of knowing if a movie is going to be really good. When I first see the trailer, I do not want to see the movie. For some reason it just doesn’t appeal to me. But then I somehow decide that it might be OK and that I’ll at least give it a shot. That happened with this movie, and it was so good!
The fact that this movie was inspired by an actual couple will jerk at your heartstrings even more than the movie itself will. I think everyone involved did a fantastic job. Tatum and McAdams make a cute couple and you just want everything to work out.
I’ve heard that some people don’t like the ending. And when I first saw it, I didn’t like it either. But then a little blurb came up that updates you on the actual couple, and then it made sense. It’s a non-Hollywood ending, yes, but it’s refreshing. If this movie came purely out of the minds of the writers of Hollywood it would have been different and, to me, a cop out.
If you haven’t seen it yet, give it a try. It’s a good movie.