This week I got the task of seeing a British rom-com from the creator of Borat and Bruno. I admit my expectations weren’t high, though the fact that Stephen Merchant showed up made me ever-so-slightly optimistic. Unfortunately, although it’s made well with generally good actors, most lines just fall flat and I spent most of the time facepalming. Merchant’s lines feel forced, and he looks lost without Gervais to tell him he’s being a twat.
The film manages to be sweet enough for a dice roll 3, but I’d wait until it’s on the tv on a night in.