Since I was certain the movie would be silly, I actually laughed a few times when it surprised me. Having been a victim of Identity Theft though, it is not funny. It’s taken over a year to correct a fraudulent account and is still not resolved. It’s like the criminal is rewarded and the innocent is punished.
Moving on, the acting was good. Melissa McCarthy who played “Diana”, one of her many fake identities, was excellent. I also liked that neither main character gave in right away or easily. Jason Batman performed steadily as the “straight-man” in this comedy. I believe these two stars, especially Melissa McCarthy is what carried this movie.
The ending was satisfying – even though at points I wondered how they’d resolve everything.
My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Some parts of the movie were senseless, but overall it was a good movie.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.
Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.
Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.
Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.