Don't Split Up Perfection! #EthicalMemes
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Hi guys, After three months, two different countries and one mental breakdown, I’d kind of given up on writing for a while, I’ll be honest. Also, I did not think that this is what would inspire me to write again, but here we are. So, maybe to give you some context. I am a serial romcom watcher and I have probably watched most romcoms that exist. I’m not actually someone who likes movies, in fact my favorite part of watching movies is sarcastically commenting on overly dramatic scenes. I do still like watching romcoms though, because they’re always sweet. Weirdly enough, I’m incredibly cynical about love. Probably because what most movies portray as love or a healthy relationship is neither of those things. I mean look at sixteen candles, what was that all about? But I’m not here to talk about sixteen candles. For the first time in a while, I committed to fully watching a movie, without having seen clips of it on YouTube, being on my phone the entire time or having read the summary on Wikipedia. So here I was, having ordered enough food for three people and definitely being alone, I decided to watch Love, Guaranteed.
There will be spoilers in the rest of the text!
Love guaranteed is the most typical and average movie about two people falling in love. It’s about a lawyer named Susan who defends people in court who can’t afford to pay a lawyer, for free and she’s close to going bankrupt. She is hired by Nick Evans who wants to sue a dating website, because he wasn’t able to find love. At first, she thinks he’s only after the money, but in reality, he works at a rehabilitation center and also likes helping people. After spending some time together, they find themselves falling for each other. Cue the big bad company lawyer calling Susan to tell her that since they found love because of the website, she’ll lose the case. For a while Susan pushes Nick away and tries to focus on the case. In the end, they decide that love is more important than the case and want to be together. Due to Nick’s heartfelt courtroom speech, the head of Love, Guaranteed who despite constantly quoting buddha definitely has no idea what Buddhism is about, is so moved that she decides to offer them half of the money Susan and Nick asked for if they agree to be the company’s poster couple. To sum up, everybody is happy at the end. I know, who would have expected that this romcom has a happy ending?
I’ll be honest, if you’re watching this movie for the plot, then you have to have never seen a romantic comedy before. Every single scene in this movie was foreseeable from the very start. It was incredibly cliché and not very original. Also, I’ll bet it wasn’t very realistic. I mean these two people completely ignored workplace boundaries, but its romantic! (I really hope I’m able to bring across at least half the amount of sarcasm that you could hear in my voice right now.) Yet, I still ended up really enjoying myself. Maybe it’s because I’m in a really good mood or because I haven’t watched a movie in a while, but I did like the dialogue and found myself laughing a lot. I also really liked the fact that when the weird ex dates were featured, the encounters on the date were described as weird, but the women themselves weren’t ridiculed, as you’ll often find. Neither was Nick’s ex-fiancé, who actually broke up with him without warning and cheated on him, portrayed as a selfish snake who only wanted to wreak havoc and destroy his life. No, she was a person like everybody else and she got along with Susan. She even apologized to Nick for what she did and portrayed personal growth, without simply being an obstacle in the path of Nick and Susan. I also really liked the fact that Nick and Susan didn’t fall in love after spending a minimum amount of time with each other. Instead, they showed them hanging out multiple times, and it was pretty clear that they knew each other for at least two months. On a completely unrelated note, I also really loved Susan’s outfits, which, while I don’t know if they were lawyer appropriate, were absolutely gorgeous. I also enjoyed the supporting characters. Susan’s employees include one flirty woman and one stereotypical gay man, although I have a bone to pick with that later. Their banter and comments did have me in stitches though, so I won’t be complaining too much. Nick’s friend is an older man who also recommended Susan as a lawyer to him. I think I recognized the actor as Pop Tate from Riverdale which mainly reflects horribly on me for watching Riverdale. Oh well, everybody can have one guilty pleasure. This man is really adorable and perfectly fits into that ‘older man who supports the younger characters while also flirting with the nurses’ category. The last couple is Susan’s sister, who is heavily pregnant and delivers a baby during the course of the movie. Her husband is also shortly featured, who seems very nice.
I think the part that drew me most to this movie, was the fact that Nick is a man of color. Now I am not as educated on this subject as I would like to be, but I have often found that most romantic comedies mainly feature white, straight, cisgender couples. There is nothing wrong with these couples themselves, but I often wish for more diversity in especially this movie sector. As a bisexual woman, I am often disappointed when I want to watch a cute wlw movie, and simply can’t find one. I also often find, that as soon as these movie couples are not one of the things mentioned above, there is suddenly a darker twist. I’m mainly speaking as a bisexual here, when I say that when I look for a wlw movie, there is either homophobia or some other dark struggle that the characters have to deal with, which weighs over the movie like a dark cloud. While I don’t mind these movies, when I want to watch a lesbian romcom, I don’t constantly want to be reminded that the Lgbtq+ community still faces discrimination everywhere. I’m already reminded of that far too often. So, I was happy to see this movie break that mold and still be exactly what it was promising to be: a lighthearted romcom. Again, I do want to repeat that I am saying this based on my experience of watching movies, I might be completely wrong. If I am you can definitely point that out, I am simply warning you beforehand.
Despite all this, I was still peeved by two of the things in this movie. One was Susan’s brother-in-law. When I first saw him, he was portrayed as a caring father who was off to give his son a bath. I was delighted to see this shown in a movie, as there is still a social stigma that the mother takes care of these things, so for this man to be shown to be simply going off to give his son a bath without prompting or praise by his wife or other characters was a delight. I was however slightly disappointed by this narrative later in the movie. When Susan’s sister goes into labor, her husband suddenly becomes a useless cliché. Not in the way that the cliché is useless but in the way that he is useless. He is scatterbrained and can’t even find his car keys, although these are in his hand. I don’t usually mind these scenes as they are amusing, and this cliché is played up for laughs. However, I don’t like the combination of these two characteristics. I find that often, a man can either be caring and a kind person, or he can be the efficient alpha type. What I’m trying to say is that I often see men that are portrayed as family men or as sweet and caring also being emasculated in the same movies. They are given no other strengths. While this was possibly never the intention and his being scatterbrained probably can be led back to the fact that this guy’s wife was having a baby, it was the fact that these two were the only two times that he was featured that stood out to me. I do believe that this was not very necessary and portrays a stereotype that we don’t need to continue.
Which is the exact same thing that I’d like to say about my next issue. While I jump at Lgbtq+ representation, I am often disappointed to see the Lgbtq+ characters shoved to the side and mainly being shown as supporting characters. Not only this, but these supporting characters are also mainly stereotypically gay men. I have a very strong issue with this type of stereotype, as it is very harmful, and it is also just insulting. This type of stereotype reduces the character down to only their sexuality as if to shout “Hey guys, look at how progressive we are, we have a gay person! And he’s gay. But that’s all that you’ll ever find out about him, because that’s all that matters.” And you can tell he’s gay because he acts like he is, by fawning over every single guy ever and making sassy comments. I don’t like that portrayal of gay men and I never have. But that’s only part of my issue with this. My other issue is the fact that Lqbtq+ representation is mainly ever shown through gay men. There are rarely lesbians and even rarer bisexuals, pansexuals or asexuals. And even rarer, someone who is transgender. Now I don’t mind if you don’t include an Lgbtq+ person in a movie that is about a straight couple and only has a few other roles, but if you’re going to go through the trouble of adding someone that does identify as something other than straight, please don’t go for the overdone cliché. That for me is almost worse.
All in all, my two issues with the movie didn’t stop me from enjoying it, they mainly made me think about it for a bit. I have to say, I did really like the movie. It was cheesy and cliché, which was great, but it was also funny and heartwarming and exactly the right thing to watch at a time like this. Again, I would just like to repeat that what I wrote about my issues with the movie is based on my experience and also what I picked up on from the movie. If you didn’t pick up on this or possibly picked up on something that is completely okay. I can recommend the movie; you can watch it on Netflix.
I was really not expecting for this to be the first thing that I post on my blog, but I just started writing as soon as I finished the movie, which is not necessarily a good thing. I might try and write something else at some other point but who knows, life is really unpredictable. Still, I hope you enjoyed my amateur movie review.
Have a nice time, Frankie
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