Bad Cupid

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  • NR
  • 2021
  • 1 hr 21 min
  • 4.5  (214)

In the movie Bad Cupid from 2021, John Rhys-Davies plays an eccentric and mischievous Cupid who decides to take matters into his own hands when he sees that Shane Nepveu, who plays the protagonist, is struggling in love. The story is set in a small town, where the people are simple and live without any complications, unlike the protagonist. Shane Nepveu’s character, named Archie, is a hopeless romantic who has never been able to find true love. Being single has made him quite listless and also forced him to question his self-worth. His work life is as dull as his love life, as he works as an accounting clerk which he hates. He is completely unaware that an angel Cupid (John Rhys-Davies) is keeping tabs on his life and wants to intervene to help him find true love.

The Cupid realizes that Archie is smitten by a beautiful girl named Clare (Briana Marin), who is a volunteer at the community outreach program where he works. Except for the rare awkward conversation, Archie is unable to express his true feelings to her as he is too nervous around her. Cupid decides to play a Godlike figure, bringing a twist to the traditional role of a Cupid, as he rebels against the standard operating procedures of being benevolent and kind. He disguises himself as a human and seeks to teach the protagonist some unconventional lessons of love. The Cupid’s motivation now has a devilish streak as he tries to use Archie’s vulnerability to his advantage and have some malicious fun along the way.

The movie runs on a predictable trope, but the script has maintained the balance between the quirky yet cheesy elements of the story. The humor and romance are genuine and clean, and there are enough twists and turns that prevent the viewers from getting bored. Bad Cupid is a delightful romantic comedy that is anchored by the onscreen presence of John Rhys-Davies, who shines as an impish Cupid. He steals the show with his well-timed humor and sarcasm towards the protagonist.

Shane Nepveu plays the protagonist, Archie, with an impressive range, capturing both the character’s vulnerability and resilience. The audience can feel his chemical connection towards Briana Marin’s character, Clare, and there isn’t a moment where the humor hampers the romantic pace of the story. Briana Marin delivers a charming performance and has decent chemistry with the rest of the cast. She brings a refreshing perspective to the trope of a naive, hopeful girl next door.

Bad Cupid has an upbeat soundtrack that complements the onscreen action and makes the romantic scenes more pleasant. The cinematography is subtle, and the movie is beautifully shot, leaving a lasting impression on the audience's mind. There are some exceptional moments of visual comedy that add further value to the script.

In summary, the movie Bad Cupid from 2021 is an engaging romantic comedy that is perfect for anyone looking for something light-hearted and comedic. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, and the performances by John Rhys-Davies, Shane Nepveu, and Briana Marin make it one of the more pleasant romantic comedies to come out in recent years. With its creativity, humor, and witty performances, it is a fun-packed breath of fresh air. Movie-goers who are fans of the romance genre and enjoy feel-good movies will enjoy this one.

Bad Cupid is a 2021 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 21 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.5.

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    1 hr 21 min
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    4.5  (214)