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Divorce Bait | Movie Menace

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Romantic comedies have gotten a dying style so far as movie-going experiences go. Identical to the Western earlier than it, the demand on the field workplace simply isn’t there the best way it was when stars corresponding to Julia Roberts and Richard Gere have been of their heyday. The subgenre of the intercourse comedy (i.e., American Pie) is even rarer today. Director/author Patrick Perez Vidauri’s Divorce Bait, co-written by Ruben Islas and Cristina Nava, is a mixture of the 2.

The story focuses on lately remarried housewife Alexis (Vannessa Vasquez), who’s shocked to be taught {that a} married couple in her circle of pals is getting divorced. Whereas out in town along with her husband, Marco (Justin Berti), she’s much more surprised to be taught that mentioned couple is already seeing new individuals. Alexis turns into paranoid that each one her pals would pounce on Marco if given the possibility, so she concocts the intense concept to announce on social media that they’re getting a divorce, therefore the title.

From watching the trailer, I assumed Divorce Bait can be a typical indie rom-com. However, virtually proper off the bat, it was a lot raunchier than I anticipated. The language, the jokes, and the sexual conditions are extra of the intercourse comedy selection, whereas the story tries to stick to a few of the tried-and-true romantic comedy tropes on the similar time. Sadly, this leaves the entire thing with a tone that feels off. Sentiment and raunch normally go collectively about in addition to scorching sauce on ice cream. Comedy is tough to tug off as it’s, nevertheless it will get even more durable once you add components that don’t combine.

“…concocts the intense concept to announce on social media that they’re getting a divorce…”

I loved the performing and chemistry between Vasquez and Berti. They offer off a little bit of a Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz really feel since she is so animated and comical, whereas he normally performs it cool with a smirk. That’s till he by accident runs right into a dominatrix at a pool occasion, who he runs from as if she’s an axe assassin. There’s additionally an unintended leg stabbing, and these are the kind of conditions that cross off as humor.

Erik Fellows performs Samuel, an outdated flame of Alexis who occurs to return again into her life by a job alternative. This comes whereas she’s coping with the chaos and marriage turmoil that occurs from telling everybody that she is getting divorced. The story says that the 2 have a spicy romantic historical past, which is meant to create a love triangle, however sadly, I simply didn’t really feel it. The entire will they or gained’t they get again collectively drama that unfolds simply felt cringe-worthy as a result of lack of chemistry I felt between them.

There are amusing moments in Divorce Bait, corresponding to the style present within the third act. I believe that the premise has potential, however in the end the uneven tone and the weak makes an attempt at humor left me feeling like Jason Biggs placing his fingers within the pie. It’s simply not as satisfying as the true factor.

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