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Review: Something From Tiffany's

When Rachel gets an engagement ring meant for someone else, it leads her to the person she is truly meant to be with.

Starring Zoey Deutch, Kendrick Sampson, Ray Nicholson, Shay Mitchell, and Leah Jeffries

Being a sucker for romantic comedies, especially ones that involve Christmas. Coming across the mere existence of a Christmas film involving Zoey Deutch excited me & I loved it. The perfect balance of cheesy dialogue & moments, mixed with sweet heartwarming character moments. While not perfect, it was delightful.

The story was a classic mix up with a twist that worked wonders. From the first moment that Rachel (Zoey Deutch) and Ethan (Kendrick Sampson) meet, it was an immediate spark that didn't feel forced, but entirely natural. A trait that romcoms fail to achieve. Which is getting the chemistry right. It blended very well with the story. The daughter, Daisy (Leah Jeffries), was hilarious. I thought she did a wonderful job. Terri (Jonica T Gibbs) was also hilarious, delivering good laughs in each scene.

Both Kendrick & Zoey were endlessly bouncing off of each other and their dynamic felt very real. Both have great charisma. While the writing was good, it wasn’t perfect, often relying on both Zoey and Kendrick to carry the narrative and dialogue.

Unfortunately the film lacks a bit of depth for both Vanessa and Gary, as I felt they were one-dimensional despite the decent performances. Along with the lack of characters depth is the runtime, hoping it was a bit longer, as it narratively fell short. As well as some of the comedy not always landing, creating too many moments of awkwardness.

Something about these movies; when done right, is something special and I always greatly appreciate films that don’t always take themselves entirely seriously, resulting in an absolute blast. It’s comforting, it’s funny, it’s loveable & certainly a new guilty pleasure.

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