Being a fan (using the word loosely) of the comedy-show How I met Your Mother, when I heard ‘Ted’ (Josh Radnor) was writing and directing a film I got intrigued. Premiering in March 2011, starring himself, Malin Akerman, Tony Hale and Kate Mara, the film is an indie rom-com.
To me it looks fresh, but knowing Radnor’s limited acting skills (douche anyone?) it might have been better to cast another leading man. The trailer is adorble though, I watch these types of films when I can’t concentrate on anything more deep and want to dvelve into pretentious and unrealistic lifestories.
This does seem a bit more down-to-earth than most rom-coms that I’ve seen come out in a while, I guess the genre’s well is almost drained out story-wise. When that happens, it’s important to give good characters that seem real and you can relate to. I love that scene where the girl is wearing the ‘I Date Down’ shirt, walking down the street with her boyfriend.
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P.S. Don’t forget about the Golden Globes tonight!