Desperados

desperados

We all know by now that comedies have been very hit or miss for me lately. That being said, this one pretty much captured my interest straight away. I think I can chalk that up to the female led cast! It was some mindless fun and that really is all that matters.

Wes (Nasim Pedrad) is not your usual type of girl. She is loud, outspoken and (kind of) desperate to find love. Her friends Brooke (Anna Camp) and Kaylie (Sarah Burns) are supportive in whatever shenanigans that Wes usually finds herself in despite the fact that they are dealing with their own problems. Brooke is trying to decide if she should divorce her husband while Kaylie is struggling with fertility issues.

But when Wes thinks she has met The One, all bets are off. She is willing to do whatever it takes to make Jared (Robbie Amell) hers, even if she has to pretend to be somebody she’s not in the process. Everything seems to be going well until Jared goes off the grid for a few days. Fearing the worst, Wes sends him a long and rambling email calling him out for ghosting her while in a drunken stupor.

Wes is immediately brought back to reality when she discovers that Jared was in an accident while down in Mexico. Panic over the email sets in; if he reads it then their relationship is over! So she decides to do what any other girl would do in the same situation – book a ticket and fly down with her best friends to take matters into her own hands!

Recovering the cellphone is no easy task. It seems as if the world just does not want anything to work out for Wes. Mix in a lot of misunderstandings, beautiful views and a cute guy named Sean (Lamorne Morris) who wants to help, this is one entertaining movie.

It is very unlikely in real life that someone would just drop everything to go and delete an email off someone’s phone, but it does make for an interesting storyline. All that can seemingly go wrong does and at the end of the day you really end up rooting for Wes to succeed.

The cast meshed very well together. I have loved the chemistry between Nasim and Lamorne ever since they starred in New Girl. It’s always a treat when actors pair up for more than one project. The dynamic between the leading ladies as well was quite believable and had me envying their on screen friendship.

If you are looking for a fun chick flick movie, then this is the one for you! Just don’t expect too much from it.

Rating: ♥♥♥

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