Banner: Voltage Pictures
Director: Justin Reardon
Star Cast: Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Anthony Mackie, Aubrey Plaza, Patrick Warburton, Ion Gruffudd, Ashley Tisdale, Topher Grace, Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Starr, Luke Wilson & Philip Baker Hall
Genre: Rom – Com
Director Justin Reardon in his latest offering Playing It Cool has tackled the genre of rom – com with a lot of adventurous spirit, but most of the film’s circle of writers appear more whimsical rather than seriously interested in doing the job at hand. Yet the film appears lively adding a freshness of its own.
Plot: The narrator (Chris Evans) is a writer and wants to write an action oriented script but his publisher Bryan (Anthony Mackie) wants him to write a romantic script first. The problem is, the narrator doesn’t believe in love. But when he meets a beautiful lady (Michelle Monaghan), he falls for her, only to find out that she is already engaged to Stuffy (Ion Gruffudd).
Aces: Playing It Cool has its own appeal due to its sincere sweetness topped with the perfect on screen chemistry of its lead pair Chris Evans as a reluctant writer and Michelle Monaghan as a mysterious woman.
Minuses: The intermittent use of fantasy sequences from the first frame to the last frame of the movie.
Last Word: A mushy romantic fare worth giving it a try.