I had been waiting patiently for No Hard Feelings to head to the cinema for a while and thanks to Cineworld Cinemas I got a chance to catch the new comedy at the Cineworld Unlimited Screening last night, so sit back and check out my review of No Hard Feelings.
Maddie (Lawrence) thinks she’s found the answer to her financial troubles when she discovers an intriguing job listing: wealthy helicopter parents looking for someone to “date” their introverted 19-year-old son, Percy (Feldman), and bring him out of his shell before he leaves for college. But awkward Percy proves to be more of a challenge than she expected, and time is running out. She has one summer to make him a man or lose it all.
No Hard Feelings is a refreshing break from the action and horror movies that we have had a recent spate of and this movie certainly takes us back to those days a good few years ago when we could laugh out loud and not be the only person in the cinema laughing.
Jennifer Lawrence is certainly on form in this new comedy with her outlandish F-Bombs and moments of trying to seduce the younger man all in the chance of getting a car so she can do her Uber driving to save her Mother’s house.
This movie is certainly one that you get so much more than you may be expecting from the trailer, not only do we get a brilliant performance from Lawrence, but we also get some wonderful on-screen chemistry between her and Andrew Barth Feldman who plays Percy, the young man that she has to seduce to be able to get the car.
With her sights set on her prize after being hired by Percy’s parents played by Matthew Broderick and Laura Benanti, Maddie has her work cut out for her, but with many stories like this one, you know that things are going to go wrong and also the characters will make discoveries that will change them, but this is all part of the charm of No Hard Feelings.
Among the comedy there are also some fantastic moments, look out for a scene when Percy takes to a piano and plays an amazing rendition of Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oats, it’s one of those moments that just has your jaw on the floor followed by a huge smile on your face.
Director Gene Stupnitsky has brought us a brilliant movie that I’m so glad I got to see on the big screen, Gene Stupnitsky and John Phillips have written something that has great laughs and some rather touching emotional scenes that work great with the cast.
No Hard Feelings is a movie that we all need at the moment, something that will bring a big smile to our faces and give the chuckle muscles a bit of a workout, so go check out this movie when it arrives in UK cinemas.
Jennifer Lawrence produces and stars in No Hard Feelings, a laugh-out-loud, 15-rated comedy from director Gene Stupnitsky (Good Boys) and the co-writer of Bad Teacher. The movie is in UK cinemas from June 21st.