Attention all romantic comedy (rom-com) fans! There is a new film with a few refreshingly different aspects to it set to be released on Valentine’s Day of 2019 (what perfect timing!). The female lead, Natalie, is played by up-and-coming actress Rebel Wilson. A few of the other widely recognizable actors in the film, known as Isn’t It Romantic, include Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra, Tom Ellis, Betty Gilpin, and Adam Devine. Learn more about Rebel Wilson: https://www.wmagazine.com/story/rebel-wilson-givenchy-couture
Often the fans of a rom-com are appreciative of the movie category because it allows them to escape their own reality, if only for the 1.5-2.5 typical show time. Instead, they enter a pseudo-world where the best of one’s romantic dreams can be seen coming true, a few little tugs can be felt on the heartstrings, a few true belly laughs plus an added chuckle or two are sure to be experienced, and, for better or worse, their real life is still waiting when they exit the theatre.
Isn’t It Romantic doesn’t disappoint in delivering this experience; however, there is a bit of a different take as we watch the lead character instantly portrayed as a skeptic. The viewer enters a world where Natalie (Rebel Wilson) is a slightly jaded architect who actively scoffs at the concept of romantic comedies and fairy tale love. This simply makes it all the more interesting when Natalie suffers a head injury and awakens in the middle of a developing romantic comedy. Read more: Rebel Wilson Isn’t it Romantic First Book and Rebel Wilson Joins Cats Movie Musical
Essentially, the plot then develops around Rebel Wilson’s character, Natalie, and her best friend Josh who is played by Adam Devine is head over heels for Wilson’s best friend, who is played by Priyanka Chopra, and dashing stranger Blake (Liam Hemsworth) who falls for Rebel Wilson. Movie director Todd Strauss-Schulson likes to describe the film as a romantic comedy about the romantic tales we mentally weave for ourselves and calls it “a romantic comedy about romantic comedies”.
Rebel Wilson, 38, hails from Sydney in New South Wales, Australia and is well-known for her roles in the Pitch Perfect series and Bridesmaids. As a graduate of the Australian Theatre For Young People in 2003, she has a fairly long history of appearing in comedy sketches and series.
Wilson earned a Teen Choice Award and an MTV Best Breakthrough Performance Award, in addition to several other nominations, for her role as Fat Amy in the Pitch Perfect film series. Ironically, acting was not Rebel Wilson’s first choice as a career. In school she preferred working with numbers and envisioned being a mathematician. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law degree in 2009 from University of New South Wales.
Following graduation, Wilson worked as a Rotary International Youth Ambassador for Australia. While based in South Africa, Rebel Wilson contracted malaria and over the course of her illness and fevers recalls a hallucination where she saw herself as an Oscar-winning actress which sealed her reserve to pursue acting as a full time career.