My friend Erin Cardillo is on the show this week talking about her new movie, and first movie, "Isn't it Romantic." She first started writing this movie 9 years ago. Nine years! And it's now hitting theaters. Let this serve as a lesson in not giving up on your dreams.
Erin and her writing partner Rich Keith have been on my show before talking about their TV projects. They are a very successful writing duo and are currently working on several shows right now. I have offered to sleep with them if they will put me in their shows, but so far they haven't taken me up on my offer. What I love about them is their sense of humor. It's clever and thoughtful and they really go the extra mile to nail a joke. And I think you'll see that same sense of humor come through in Erin's film as well.
When you listen to this interview you'll hear how she says the movie went from her original idea, to New Line, to the hands of very skilled touch up writers, then eventually into the hands of Rebel Wilson, who also stars in and produces the film.
"Isn't it Romantic" is a rom com that doesn't take itself too seriously which is exactly what makes it great. Every romantic comedy in the last several decades has relied on certain tropes that make it fall into the rom com category. This film sees those cheesy moments, and blows them up into a hilarious, romp that never let the audience forget we're all in on the joke.Rebel plays Natalie, a rom com hater who through an awkward encounter with a potential suitor, bumps her head and finds herself in the middle of a very corny rom com. We get to follow her journey as she resists the silly situation she's found herself in, and ultimately discovers who her true love is. The best part? It's not all who you think it will be.
Adam Devine plays her best friend/unrequited love in the office. He and Rebel have an adorable chemistry that fans have been on board with since the Pitch Perfect movies. Adding into the mix the hilarious Liam Hemsworth and Priyanka Chopra and you have a delightful mix of real and fantasy love interests.
"Isn't it Romantic" hits theaters on Valentine's Day. It stars Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine, Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra, Betty Gilpin and Brandon Scott Jones. It was directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.