I love both Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell, so the possibility of the both of them being together in one movie really intriqued me. I took a risk and decided to buy instead of renting, and I'm so glad I did.
While the characters have been described as unbelievable, I think that's something that lends credit to the whole movie, and makes it more than your typical Rom-Com tear-jerker or quirky girl meets quirky guy and they have quirky babies. Both characters, are not only quirky, but certifiably more than a little nuts, and yet, it works, while also being a metaphor to how it sometimes feels when you first fall in love, that overwhelming wild giddiness that makes absolutely no sense but is there. The characters are like the living personifications of that feeling, acted out. It's awkward, it's quirky, it's corny, it's crazy, in so many ways it is completely and utterly ridiculous and at the same time it's undeniably cute.
There's an instant connection that doesn't feel forced, between the actors, and the characters, even though the characters are so far left field of sanity, it's organic, and it flows. I never feel like the interaction is forced at all, or coerced, the chemistry between the two of them, despite the mountain of craziness that crops up and how far fetched the characters are, still somehow has this realism to it.
All in all a different kind of rom-com, but an enjoyable one.