Toula’s husband (Corbett) feels like he’s not getting the attention he needs.
When her parents discover they were never legally married, planning begins for a golden oldie re-wedding that just might bring them all together…
The trailer has some remarking that it looks made by the Hong King tourism board and is a ‘Before Sunrise’ riff without the depth, and while this may have shades of truth, the excellent festival reviews say it’s an authentic, relatable and pleasant watch.
Toula (Vardalos) now works in the family restaurant and her fed-up, smothered teen daughter is contemplating college in another state.
‘How To Be’ could have been a great ode to the /benefits/ of being single (also not constantly chasing sex), but instead is basically just another passable, sometimes witty, forgettable rom-com where the destination is coupling-up.
Indie romantic-dramedy about a young woman (Hall) who’s struggling to move on after the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer.
The source novel was very different, focusing on a single 38-year-old book publicist who travels around the world to see how different cultures deal with single life.
Truth and realism would have served the story well but instead it’s sometimes distractingly artificial, from Leslie Mann’s boyf’s totally cool reaction to finding out she’s pregnant to another man, to Dakota going to her recent ex’s Christmas party, to Rebel Wilson announcing she’s super rich and working at a paralegal firm for fun.
That trend is in decline though, with falling box office and a struggle to attract well-known actors.
As their bond grows, and things take a tragic turn, the unlikely couple must decide how far they’re willing to go to keep the hope of love alive…
From the director of the below-par ‘Adult Beginners’.
Gabby (Palmer, ‘Warm Bodies’) is a feisty medical student who’s preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend (Welling, ‘Smallville’).
When she moves next door to him an irresistible attraction sparks, that upends both their lives.