Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood would be assets to any romantic comedy, but they can’t make “A Case Of You” rise above the routine. He plays a writer who falls for a barista (Wood) at his local coffee shop in Brooklyn. Problem is: he’s too shy to approach her, so he checks her Facebook page instead, learns all her likes and preferences (from Darwin to cooking), and sets out to win her heart. This being a romantic comedy, the outcome of the story is probably obvious from the get go. So this little film is all about the journey, not the destination. And that journey is brightened by the two lead actors and an array of colorful supporting roles played by Peter Dinklage, Vince Vaughn, Sam Rockwell, Sienna Miller, Brendan Fraser, and Scott Adsit. This is the A team, all right, but I do wish all these talented people had produced a more original, or memorable film. Overall, “A Case of You” is just good enough to get by.
Categories: 2/4, comedy, The Twenty-First Century
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