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Red, White and Royal Blue

This rom-com has gotten quite a bit of attention the last few days… and I can totally see why. It’s a snappy, well-written rom-com, and that’s so rare these days.

No lines (so far) that are actually hilarious so far, but they keep coming so fast that that’s OK.

OK, now it’s even funnier.

It’s so… breezy and well made.

Boo hiss!!!

Things get a bit more serious, and I’m not sure that works as well as the zippy frothy scenes at the start?

I mean, it’s not bad, but…

The performances are so much fun.

Oh, I didn’t think about this before this scene — is Uma Thurman old enough to be his mother? *pauses movie* OK, he’s born in 1991 (but is playing a 23-year-old, I guess?), and Thurman is born in 1970… Yeah, I guess it’s possible. She’s really young to be a president, though, but I guess she’s playing somebody older…

It’s a bit of Fry!

Anyway, the film is a bit uneven? The start is fantastic, and then it’s a bit bumpy, and then the ending is amazing! I laughed, I cried, etc etc.

So I’m going with:

Red, White and Royal Blue. Matthew López. 2023.

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