A lonely waitress meets a handsome, quirky jewelry store clerk who had a brain aneurysm and thus has short-term memory loss.
Starring Zachary Levi (Chuck, Thor: The Dark World, Tangled) and Alexis Bledel (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Gilmore Girls), I got into this movie while browsing through Zachary Levi’s filmography and I was in the mood for a romantic movie.
Possible spoilers ahead.
What I like about this movie:
- Zachary Levi is basically playing Chuck, with cosmology replacing computer engineering. A good-looking awkward nerd who is insanely good in his field. He plays it convincingly as he has said that being Chuck is just basically being himself.
- Alexis Bledel is adorable as ever. Her wardrobe and hair in this movie is one of my life goals now. A down-on-her-luck waitress who soon comes into an inheritance to take away all her problems.
- The plot is okay, though understandably requires the viewer to suspend disbelief. You see Gus (Levi) struggling with his condition everyday. He transcribes recordings he does of every interaction he has with everyone so he would write down things he should remember. We see him break down when he realizes he can never have normal relationships and interactions with people. His sister and best friend are always there for him and supports him emotionally.
What I don’t like about this movie:
- Molly’s (Bledel) life. Seriously clichés of all clichés. She’s a waitress buried in student loans and parking tickets (seriously, learn how to park properly if you don’t want tickets), but she has big dreams and a quirky personality, fabulous hair and wardrobe for a broke person. But do not despair, she has an inheritance waiting for her to just sternly call the law office.
- That argument they have when Gus is trying to tell Molly his condition. That heartbreak could have easily been avoided if she would just shut up and listened to him explain a few things.
Rating: 6/10 It was okay. It will give you the warm fuzzies and they’re actually a really cute couple. Don’t try to nitpick the movie (like I did) because that will ruin it for you.