Last year, I read this screenplay at a film company I work for, and it was an absolute honor because I found it funny and heartwarming. The newest comedy from "Good Boys" director Gene Stupnitsky is a hilarious modern-day version of "The Graduate" that showcases a funny side of Jennifer Lawrence that we've never seen before. "No Hard Feelings," despite being a standard and predictable romantic comedy, "No Hard Feelings" manages to provide hilarious moments and lighthearted moments that make us understand the main characters and want to see them succeed despite doing many questionable things. Jennifer Lawrence delivers a fantastic performance as a woman stuck in financial troubles and takes on the task of having to "date" a young boy so she can send him to college a mature man and save her home. Following a string of films that were not a hit both critically and commercially and taking personal time off, this film, as well as last year's "Causeway," are a return to form for the Oscar-winning actress and are two of Lawrence's best roles since her Oscar-winning role in "Silver Linings Playbook." Newcomer Andrew Barth Feldman gives an excellent breakout performance as the young boy and manages to hold his own with a superstar like Jennifer Lawrence, and their chemistry is terrific. The supporting cast is also great, including Laura Benanti, Natalie Morales, and Matthew Broderick. Thanks to Gene Stupnitsky's hilarious direction and incredible performances from Jennifer Lawrence and Andrew Barth Feldman, "No Hard Feelings" is one of the year's funniest comedies.
top of page
bottom of page