‘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.A Chinese-American toy designer from LA (Chung, ‘Sucker Punch’), visits Hong Kong for the first time on business.Finding herself stranded, she meets an American expat (Greenberg, ‘Friends With Benefits) who shows her the city.There’s also been significant fan objection that Tom Welling is playing ‘the other guy’ when he’s far more swoon-worthy than the decidedly average-looking leading man Benjamin Walker.‘The Choice’ is for die-hard romantics only and fans of the same well-worn Sparks formula.Let us know in the comments if you’ve seen any good 2016 romantic comedies, or rom-dramas.Travis (Walker, ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’) is a ladies’ man who thinks a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle.
Reviews have been generally positive, describing ‘Tumbledown’ as a gently romantic, funny and moving portrait of two prickly characters, which eventually succumbs to the usual conventions.
Those who loved the family first time round will get some enjoyment from this long-awaited reunion.
The old parents are good value, but not enough to save it.
This is the ninth Nicholas Sparks novel to be adapted for the big screeb, following the likes of ‘The Notebook’, ‘Dear John’ and ‘The Best of Me’.
That trend is in decline though, with falling box office and a struggle to attract well-known actors.
Sequel to the 2002 surprise smash hit, that spawned an ill-fated TV series spinoff in 2003.