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Good On Paper Netflix Review: It Is Surprisingly Entertaining!



Good On Paper

Good On Paper(Netflix)

Starring  Iliza Shlesinger, Ryan Hansen, Margaret Cho, and Rebecca Rittenhouse

Directed by  Kimmy Gatewood

Rating: ***:

Good On Paper(Netflix): There are  some  films that  on the surface ,seem shallow and unremarkable. But when you scratch  the surface, you get  a film that is constantly alert  to   the witticism that  underlines  the dating game if you only care  to look at  the  lighter  side of  the mating ritual.

Okay, how  many out there  have seen someone close to them being  in a  relationship that is  doomed from the outset? Please raise your hands. I can see a lot  of hands  going up in the air. Now watch our heroine Andrea(played by real-life  stand-up comic Ileza Schlesinger) as  she  gets deeper and  deeper  into a web of deceit created  by Dennis(Ryan Hansen).

From the  moment  Dennis insinuates  himself   into  Andrea’s life  at  the airport lounge ,we know it is  only a  matter  time before the bubble  bursts.

The  fun part  of  a film that is  totally against love at first sight, begins when  Andrea and her  best friend  Margot(Margaret Cho)  start spying on Dennis. One by  one all his lies come undone, and  Andrea is  looking at a man who is  not only a pathological liar  but probably dangerous  too.Specially  hilarious  is a golf game  where  the self-proclaimed  golf pro  Dennis suddenly  falls to the ground with  a back pain.


It’s so easy for  the rest  of the world to see  thought Dennis. But not  Andrea who is otherwise a  practical level-headed  self-motivated  woman of  the  world.So the  question again:  what  gravitates  intelligent  women towards men who are charlatans?  By  the  time   Good On Paper  answers  this question we  are well  into the last act  of this  revenge drama. The  last act  is in fact the  least  likeable , most bluntly  misandrist.

 I mean  you don’t take your best  friend’s help to kidnap the man  who has hoodwinked you , tie him up to a chair  and  torture him  like  a petty thief in  a thana.Life is not a film, even in a  film.

In mean, grow up! This is  serious  business.Happily  Good On Paper(Netflix) never takes itself so seriously as to lose its way  in sermonizing. A  large  part  of  the  fun comes  from real-life stand-up Iliza Shlesinger playing a thinly-veiled version of her own self on screen. She is  confident and  cocky and yet so misguided  in love.

It would be  heartbreaking were  it not so funny.

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