As a Minnesotan, my video library contains some "must own" classics such as Fargo and Grumpy/Grumpier Old Men, those stereotypical movies we watch and laugh at ourselves when it's too cold to go outside and do anything productive. So when I learned of another "Minnesota classic", it piqued my interest.
I hemmed and I hawed about renting vs. buying, I didn't know if it would be worth the extra watches. If I was not a Minnesotan, I probably would have settled for renting, been happy with the one view, and moving on with my life. But since this has a (fictional) connection to my life, I thought maybe I just better buy it, and I'm glad I did, I can see this going into the regular rotation.
The story is "aww", predictable, standard romcom fare. But it's a feelgood story that you won't regret watching. I expected as much, so it doesn't lose a star there for me. Sometimes the familiar is comfortable and the reason we watch something. But I did knock it down a star because the Minnesota tropes in this movie are surprisingly, a little overdone.
We have a way about us, for sure, but the movie amplifies it, likely for comedic effect, but it's just not realistic. That said, when I want to laugh at "my people", this will be a good way to do it. Minnesotan or not, I recommend this movie.