Playing It Cool

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"Love... it's a balancing act"
  • R
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 5.9  (29,858)
  • 30

Playing It Cool is a romantic comedy film from 2014 that follows the story of a screenwriter, played by Chris Evans, who is struggling to write a romantic comedy due to his inability to find love in his own life. He is referred to as "Narrator" in the film as his name is never mentioned. Evans does a marvelous job in his portrayal of the Narrator, who is a hopeless romantic at heart but can't seem to find the right person for himself.

At the start of the movie, the Narrator is asked to write a romantic comedy movie script by a studio executive, played by Anthony Mackie. The Narrator has never written a romantic movie before because he does not believe in love. As part of his research, he attends a charity fundraiser for Children's Literacy where he meets Her (Michelle Monaghan), a young woman he is instantly attracted to. However, Her makes it clear that she has a boyfriend and just wants to be friends.

The Narrator and Her continue to meet each other under the guise of work meetings with the publisher of a book called "Misery Chick". Along the way, the Narrator becomes involved with Her's inner circle of friends, including Topher Grace who is marked as "Me" in the movie. Me joins the group after being mistakenly invited as the co-author of "Misery Chick," which was actually written by Her.

As the Narrator and Her spend more time together, they start to connect on a deeper level. However, the Narrator is still in denial about his feelings and believes he just wants to be friends. The tension and chemistry between the two lead to a fun and witty banter. The two spend a lot of time decoding text messages to each other. The movie has its share of subplots, including Me's love life and his struggle to win back his ex-girlfriend.

As the Narrator starts to come to terms with his feelings, he tries to find out more about Her's current relationship. However, she is reluctant to talk about her boyfriend, and this causes a rift between them. In the meantime, the studio executive urges the Narrator to finish the script, but he is struggling to finish it as he is consumed by thoughts of Her. The film takes a turn when Her's mysterious boyfriend is revealed.

The film does an excellent job of depicting the Narrator's struggle with his feelings, and Chris Evans does a fantastic job of portraying this flawed but endearing character. Michelle Monaghan's portrayal of Her is also impressive as she brings wit and depth to the character. The chemistry between the two is palpable and makes the story an engaging watch.

Overall, Playing It Cool is an entertaining movie that perfectly blends humor, romance, and drama. The film has a unique perspective on the romantic comedy genre, as it is written from the viewpoint of someone who does not believe in it. The movie manages to keep the audience guessing throughout, and the unpredictable twists and turns make it a compelling watch. A must-see for anyone looking for a lighthearted romantic comedy with substance.

Playing It Cool is a 2015 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 30.

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