Details from IMDB:
On the brink of losing her home, Maddie finds an intriguing job listing: helicopter parents looking for someone to bring their introverted 19-year-old son out of his shell before college. She has one summer to make him a man or die trying.
When I’m high I’m often in the mood for a comedy. I have heard about this movie and I like Jennifer Lawrence, she’s an excellent actor (and Oscar Winner in fact!), so two pluses already! With a Cineplex digital code to use and the effects of THC kicking in, we watched this Saturday night.
This is quite an odd movie, I’m honestly a little surprised it even got made. Essentially it’s a story of a down-on-her-luck/angry/hurt woman (Lawrence) who needs a car so badly that she agrees to a secret date/have sex with a rich couple’s son in exchange for their old Buick (without his knowledge of course). There are some funny parts, some awkward scenes, some heartfelt moments, and of course everyone grows up/changes by the end and becomes a better person. The scenery is lovely and it did make me want to visit Mantulk
It’s a mostly cookie-cutter/formulaic movie with Lawrence by far the best part of it (though I did like some of Broderick’s scenes) and I wondered why she was in this. I think it’s wonderful that she chose to do a nude scene where she is fighting people on the beach! Not a lot of people would choose to do that and I thought that it took a lot of guts. To be clear she is gorgeous and has an amazing body but fighting people naked is very hard to do in a flattering way. I did find myself liking Lawrence and Feldman’s characters more by the end.
This movie does make some statements about happiness, not dwelling on the past, and letting go of objects (even a house) if it is holding you back/taking away from your life. It’s certainly not too long at about 1.45 hours and I was glad to see the ending they gave for Maddie (Lawrence). It did make me think a little about life too. I think the biggest issue is squishing together comedy and drama just didn’t work well here. I give it 6.5 out of 10 and a mild reccomendation. Please no kids, due to nudity and sexual situations (and language), ages 17+.