Korea passes for Japan, and Malaysia is to be only talked about for the supposed size — or lack of it — of the vital parts of its women.
‘Playing It Cool’ clearly isn’t making a play for East Asia. Rest all is game.
Including Love In The Time Of Cholera — left about by one of the main characters as part of his “art”, for others to read and enjoy — in the cause of a rom-com that reduces the novel to few men and a boat. Including rom-coms, the writing of which purportedly forms the script of this film, and the making of which thankfully is omitted. Including parents, who do unfortunate things as fall in love or die, leaving their children destitute. And including a brand of cereals, which a child thus forsaken by his mother can never dip his hand into again (he still has a box of the same in his closet well into adulthood though, leaving you with no pleasant thoughts).
That aforesaid forsaken child is ‘He’ — yes he who shall not be named — played by the otherwise charming Evans. If that’s not conceited enough, He address the audience as narrator with wisecracks that go along lines such as “It’s late. But is it too late?”. That’s to “Her” (Monaghan), for arriving at her doorstep past midnight. If he is ‘He’, she is just ‘Her’ — and no, there is no irony there either.