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This Isn't Cute
Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2017
This movie has some not-so-bad points. The production quality is ok and there are some smile-worthy moments in the film. It's great to see some diverse characters with strong supporting roles in the film.
But the story, and LeBlanc's one note performance, made this a painful film to get through. The main character here is Charlie, and the filmmakers want you to think of Charlie as a guy who gets a little lovably crazy when he's dating someone. But there's nothing lovable about Charlie's actions in this film. At best he's an obsessive stalker, at worst, abusive and emotionally manipulative. I'm pretty sure if Charlie were a real person, several of his ex-girlfiends would be missing and/or dead by now. It's interesting that no one connected to this film thought there was anything wrong with this character's actions, or how dangerous it is to portray them as something to dismiss or laugh at. Attention girls and ladies, a man who calls your family members to find out where you are, obsessively monitors your online presence, and flies around the country to spy on you is not lovable or cute. He needs a restraining order at the very least and follow-up with a pit bull or martial arts as needed.